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NEEDY CHILDREN TO SHOP THE AISLES OF KMART STORES

 NEEDY CHILDREN TO SHOP THE AISLES OF KMART STORES
 TROY, Mich., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 44,000 needy children,


pre-determined and selected by local civic organizations, will shop the aisles of Kmart stores during special hours on Saturday, Dec. 7, in the company's annual shopping spree.
 Kmart Good News Committees(R), groups of associate volunteers, will provide the opportunity for needy children to select presents for their families, friends and themselves. Each child will be able to select $20 worth of merchandise of their choice. In addition, they will be treated to breakfast and a gift-wrapped present from Santa Claus.
 "Kmart associates volunteer their time to assist the children with gift selections and staying within their budget. But more importantly, our associates enhance the spirit of Christmas across America by sharing and supporting this tradition," said Joseph E. Antonini, Kmart's chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer.
 Locally, each Kmart store will host 20 children. The stores work with local civic organizations to obtain the names of needy children from the community.
 "Nearly 300,000 children have a memory to last a lifetime since Kmart began the tradition of hosting a special needy children's shopping spree in 1985," said Antonini.
 Kmart Good News Committees are organized by associate volunteers in each store. They are actively involved in year-round outreach programs in the communities surrounding their Kmart stores.
 Kmart Corporation (NYSE: KM) serves America with more than 4,000 retail outlets in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico and Canada. Kmart, currently operating 2,373 Kmart stores, is also the parent company for Pay Less Drug Stores, Builders Square, Waldenbooks, PACE Membership Warehouse and The Sports Authority.
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