Turn a Pout Into A Smile By Helping Kids In the US With #KohlsCares

I’m a big fan of any company that give back to the community and support philanthropic organizations.  In our home, we show these companies our support by patronizing their stores or buying their products.

Kohl’s Department Stores has a great program called Kohl’s Cares. Throughout the year Kohl’s sells kid-friendly cause merchandise with 100% of the net profit donated to support kids’ heath and education in local communities nationwide.  Since 2000, more than $231 million has been raised through Kohl’s Cares.

KohlsCaresPoutPoutNow thru the end of June, Kohl’s Cares is helping to kick off summer with a smile by offering Deborah Diesen books, including “The Pout-Pout Fish” and “The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark,” along with coordinating plush toys and matching tote bag for just $5 each.

These are high-quality hardcover picture books and beautiful plush stuffed animals for just a fraction of their regular price.  They make great end-of-year or pre-school/kindergarten graduation gifts for kids or you could even stock up now and save them for Christmas – and you can feel good that money is going to worthwhile and deserving causes!

messagepartHere’s my boy reading his “The Pout-Pout Fish” book to his new plush friends from Kohl’s Cares Cause Merchandise for Kids

Kohl’s Cares Cause Merchandise for Kids Summer 2013 include:

  • The Pout-Pout Fish:” Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he learns being a gloomy fish with the “dreary wearies” is not the best way to spend the day. 
  • The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark:” Children will journey deep into the sea with the pout-pout fish as he overcomes his fear of the dark to embark on an adventure to help his dear friend Ms. Clam find her lost pearl.
  • The Pout-Pout Fish, Crab, and Octopus Plush: Children will wrap their arms around the pout-pout fish or one of his cuddly friends, Mr. Crab or Mr. Eight (legged octopus), and will bring them along wherever the summer takes them. 
  • The Pout-Pout Fish tote bag: Let your summer adventures begin! This multi-purpose tote featuring a vibrant illustration from The Pout-Pout Fish is great for beach days, sleepovers or summertime errands.


There’s also Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise for grown-ups in the form of two great cookbooks that can help you bring the summer sizzle to the table.  Whether you’re whipping up food for a few or for a crowd, check out the delicious recipes from “Party Food” and add flavor to your summer cookout. And cool off from the summer heat with more than 100 blender-inspired recipes from “Good Housekeeping: Blend It!” They are a perfect way to add fun to any meal.  Each book is also for $5.

You can purchase any of these items for just $5 now thru June 30th by either visiting your local Kohl’s store or online at www.kohls.com.  For more info on the Kohl’s Cares Cause Merchandise and their scholarship programs, log onto www.kohlscares.com.

Now it’s your turn to share. Is there a company or cause that you support – tell me what it is and why.


For full disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a Kohl’s Care Box which Prompted this Post.   As always, the opinions expressed in this post and on The Harried Mom are all my very own and are not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products as your opinion may differ.


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    • TheHarriedMom says

      I didn’t know there was a second one too…my son knew the second book, not the first one. He kept telling me that’s not how it ends, thinking it was the one he knew. Fun book, great illustrations!

    • TheHarriedMom says

      I agree Lana. We have gotten the “If You Give A…” series of books and several others along with the plush dolls as gifts in the past. They are a good quality and the books are so fun – and we’re helping worthy causes out too!

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