Kids honored for help

Two Rogue Valley youths were among the more than 2,000 kids nationwide honored by Kohl's department stores for good deeds performed in their communities.

Eden Greager, 10, of Medford, was recognized for creating birthday boxes and Christmas boxes that were filled with gifts for low-income people in the area. Eden distributed 950 gifts at Christmas alone.

Jason Dahl, 18, of Grants Pass, was recognized for his work with the poor, hungry and homeless in Josephine County. He also volunteered to work in New Orleans, assisting people who had been displaced by the flooding.

In all, 19 youths from Oregon will receive $50 gift cards and recognition certificates from Kohl's as part of the Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program.

The winners also have qualified for the chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for post-secondary education that Kohl's will award in July. Kohl's will also award 10 national winners an additional $5,000 scholarship for their outstanding service and donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization of the national winners' choice. In total, Kohl's plans to award more than $350,000 in scholarships and prizes this summer.

A list of all winners from Oregon is available at

Since its inception in 2001, the Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program has given more than $1.8 million in scholarships and prizes to recognize and reward young volunteers.

— Staff reports

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