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Kohl's makes big donation to SGMC program

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The fountain at the entrance to the main parking lot at South Georgia Medical Center. The fountain at the entrance to the main parking lot at South Georgia Medical Center.
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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A South Georgia Medical Center program designed to help local children now has a little more money to work with.

Kohl's recently donated more than $30,000 to the "Connecting Kids" program.
The program has partnered with Kohl's since the program began in 2007.

Elizabeth Vickers, SGMC's Foundation Director, said this money helps kids be healthy and safe.

"This partnership with Kohl's is a great partnership. Over two hundred and eight thousand dollars have been donated to South Georgia Medical Center for Connecting Kids through the Kohl's partnership since 2007," Vickers said.

"Which is a tremendous amount of money to help outreach to the children in our community to help fight obesity and safety and health related issues," Vickers continued.

The money is part of the proceeds that are generated when shoppers buy one of the $5 dollar items located at Kohl's registers.

Vickers said the program plans to use this recent donation to help continue to fund various events for the boys and girls club in Valdosta.

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