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In brief: Kohl’s stores donate $42,225 to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

Spokane – Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital received a $42,225 donation from Kohl’s department stores Tuesday during the Kids at Heart luncheon.

The funds will be used to implement the Kohl’s Health Smart Kids, a childhood obesity prevention program.

“The idea behind Kohl’s Health Smart Kids is to inspire kids to get moving 60 minutes per day and to eat healthier” said Tammy Powers, director of Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, in a news release.

Recipes, cooking tips and videos to help make healthier food for children can be found at

The donation is part of the Kohl’s Care program through which Kohl’s gives profits from sales of $5 books and plush toys to health and education programs nationwide.

Curbside pickup set for yard, food waste

Spokane – The city’s curbside yard and food waste pickup resumes Monday.

The optional service runs March through November. The green yard waste cart can be filled with leaves, grass clippings, thatch and other kinds of yard waste. The old Christmas tree can be cut up and thrown in, too.

Food scraps and food-soiled paper can also go in the bin. Acceptable scraps include meat, poultry, fish, beans, dairy products, fruit, vegetables, breads, grains, pasta, eggshells, nutshells, coffee grounds, tea bags and leftovers.  Acceptable food-soiled papers include greasy pizza boxes, coffee filters, paper towels, paper napkins, uncoated paper plates and cups, paper egg and berry cartons, and food-soiled paper grocery bags.