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Local Volunteer Receives Kohl’s Cares Scholarship

Local Volunteer Receives Kohl’s Cares Scholarship

Hailey McLaughlin, 9, from Gainesville has been recognized with a $1,000 scholarship toward higher education by the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program for making a positive impact in her community through volunteerism.

Hailey is a dedicated volunteer and motivational leader with Helping Hands Pet Rescue. She is credited with being the most educated volunteer and advocate for shelter animals and works to ensure every animal is cared for and adopted.

Hailey was chosen from more than 32,000 nominees nationwide, and selected for the positive impact her volunteer efforts have on the community. Additionally, Kohl’s recognized one youth from the Gainesville-area as a local winner, receiving a $50 Kohl’s gift card.

This year, Kohl’s recognized more than 2,500 young volunteers with nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. For a full list of winners, please visit

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