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You Won’t Believe Which Retailer is Using Your Donations to Fund Vaccines

A popular department store chain encourages its customers into believing “Kohl’s Cares” with its namesake program designed to help children. However, these fundraising efforts seem to be aimed at vaccinating children across the United States.

Since its inception, Kohl’s Cares has raised $257 million with its popular merchandising campaign, which uses stuffed animals, books, and other children’s items to raise money in the name of charity. Kohl’s operates almost 1200 stores in 49 states. [1]

Sadly, much of this money has been used to fund vaccines.

Fundraising For Pharmaceuticals

Some hospitals have received more than a million dollars in funding from this Kohl’s program.

A Kohl’s-funded program in Arkansas directed at parents of young children “consists of billboards, print ads and radio ads targeting 13 Arkansas counties with the lowest immunizations rates” for preschoolers. [2]

In San Antonio, a Kohl’s partnership with the Children’s Hospital funds mobile vaccination clinics. The location? Kohl’s parking lots. [3]

According to a website devoted to increasing vaccination rates in Maine, “extensive research shows many Maine parents are concerned about vaccine safety and necessity.” The VaxMaine program includes a component called Kohl’s Vax Kids, funded through Kohl’s Cares, which aims to pressure parents who are delaying vaccines to adhere to “the recommended childhood vaccination schedule.” [4]

A Kohl’s Cares partnership with Children’s Hospital in Minnesota, in which Kohl’s donated over $5.4 million, also funded “educational” school assemblies, in addition to vaccine clinics. [5]

Kohl’s High-Ranking Executive Has Ties To Big Pharma

Perhaps parents will find this next piece of information even more enlightening. A high-ranking Kohl’s executive is on the board of directors for Cigna, a global pharmaceutical company.

Michelle Gass has been in top management positions at Kohl’s since 2013, currently serving as Chief Merchandising and Customer Officer and previously holding the Chief Customer Officer position. Prior to joining the executive ranks at Kohl’s, she served in top positions at Proctor and Gamble, where she spent time in the pharmaceutical division. [6]

With her strong influence in the merchandising division at Kohl’s, and her strong ties to at least two companies who provide vaccines, is Ms. Gass a textbook example of a conflict of interest?

In Reality, “Safe” Vaccines Are Very Dangerous

One press release for a Kohl’s Cares initiative in Minnesota stated that 128 people died in the US from the flu during a recent “severe” season. Children’s Hospital, a highly respected institution, kicked off vaccination season with a root beer float party and a carnival, thanks to a $300,000 donation from Kohl’s Cares. Children’s Hospital received funding from Kohl’s in a previous year to provide 7,500 vaccinations.

A news network reporting on the vaccination fundraising party stated it was “a lot of fun.”

In stark contrast, families who have been affected by an adverse reaction from a vaccine know that the lifelong struggles are not fun at all. This celebration of vaccines minimizes the devastation of vaccine injuries.

Tens of thousands of vaccine injuries are reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) every year, a government database which receives less than ten percent of reports of vaccine-related problems.  Through an arduous process that few families are willing or able to endure, $3.1 billion has been awarded to vaccine injury victims or their survivors since the compensation program was created in 1986. [7] [8]

Recently, after vaccine injury compensation awards sharply increased, data about vaccine injury compensation went missing from a government website. It was replaced with “language stating vaccines are safe and effective.”

On a website promoting the Kohl’s Cares campaign at a women’s and children’s hospital in New York, parents are reassured that “vaccines are proven to be safe” and “every vaccine has been studied in thousands of children before it is recommended for use.”

However, one flu vaccine package insert, which lists ingredients and adverse reactions, explicitly states “safety and effectiveness of FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT in children younger than 3 years have not been established,” even though the flu vaccine is routinely recommended as “safe” for children ages six months and older. [9]

Parents are then directed to research “accurate” vaccine information by directing them to a list of websites, some of which receive funding from pharmaceutical companies, including one organization which currently receives funding from six pharmaceutical companies. [10]

On the Vax Maine website, a group of doctors, nurses, and policy makers encourages parents to make “a good decision for the greater good.” [11]

If Kohl’s really cares, why wouldn’t they donate their proceeds to measures that do not cause seizures, neurological damage, symptoms of autism, and even death, all of which are documented risks and effects of vaccines? Do they donate any money to families whose children become vaccine-injured after receiving their “free” vaccine?

Conclusion

Before you choose to support popular fundraising efforts, we encourage you to investigate where your money is going and what it is being used for. Most of the time, this basic research only takes a few minutes.

Before you choose to vaccinate your child, research the ingredients in the vaccines as well as the risks.

Finding reliable information about vaccines may seem daunting to some parents, but we’ve made this important task easy for you. We’ve compiled a website full of vital information for you, and you can view and safely download the vaccine package inserts to educate and empower yourself. Protect your child from toxins like formaldehyde, mercury, aluminum, and foreign DNA.

 

References:

  1. http://www.childrensmn.org/giving/corporate-giving…
  2. http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news…
  3. http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3903290.shtml
  4. http://www.vaxmainekids.org/kohlsvaxkids/
  5. https://www.childrensmn.org/services/care-specialties-departments/influenza/kohls-cares/
  6. http://www.jsonline.com/business/…
  7. http://www.nvic.org/faqs/vaccine-reactions.aspx
  8. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/…
  9. http://www.fda.gov/downloads/…
  10. https://vactruth.com/2010/12/18/…
  11. http://www.vaxmainekids.org/parents-corner/share-form/

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Missy Fluegge
 

Missy Fluegge is the mom of three children who have taught her abundantly about life, more than she learned in over sixteen years of formal schooling. Her passions include mothering, teaching fine arts, researching and serving as a parent educator. Many years ago, she traded her nightstand for a bookshelf, which always holds at least a dozen books-in-progress, mostly non-fiction reads that support her fairytale notion of saving the world one person at a time.