BATON ROUGE, LA. (NBC33) — Kohl’s Department Stores announced the launch of the “Love to Give, Happy to Save” Facebook contest where customers can help decide how to allocate half a million dollars from Kohl’s to Feeding America and Toys for Tots, as part of the company’s “Love to Give, Happy to Save” holiday campaign.
Kohl’s wants to inspire individuals to embrace the holiday spirit and share their own stories of giving this season. During the contest, 600 participants will win Kohl’s gift cards for themselves and will also be able to give $500 from Kohl’s to either Feeding America or Toys for Tots. Each winner receives the chance to win an additional $2,500 Kohl’s gift card and the opportunity to allocate a $25,000 donation to either of the selected charities.
Today through December 23, 2011, customers and fans can visit www.facebook.com/kohls  to share their holiday giving stories, cast their votes for their favorite inspirational stories, get contest information and view the Official Rules.
“Because the holiday season brings out the spirit of giving in all of us, Kohl’s wants to celebrate this generosity by rewarding our customers as well as supporting Toys for Tots and Feeding America,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Just as Kohl’s wants to inspire our customers with great gifts at tremendous values this holiday season, we want our fans to share what inspires their greatest giving moments – from shoveling the driveway of a favorite neighbor to serving turkey dinners at local food banks. Kohl’s is committed to giving back to the communities we serve and we want to celebrate the season by providing Kohl’s gift cards to those with amazing giving stories and by having our customers join us as we donate to these wonderful organizations.”
See Official Rules at www.facebook.com/kohls  for all contest and prizing details. For more information on Kohl’s philanthropic efforts, visit Kohls.com/Cares.