25 Nashville Students Awarded Shopping Spree from Target and The Salvation Army 24/07/2012
On Wednesday, July 25th, 2012, 25 local students in need will have the opportunity to visit a Middle Tennessee Target store and purchase backpacks, calculators, pens and pencils, art supplies, binders, school uniforms and other must-have supplies just in time for back-to-school. The Salvation Army and Target are helping a total of 12,000 K-12 students across the country gear up for the upcoming academic year and get ready to succeed in school with the Target School Spree. Each child, selected by The Salvation Army, will be awarded an $80 Target Gift Card to purchase much-needed back-to-school supplies. Each child will be paired with a volunteer chaperone for their fun day of back-to-school shopping.
Education is at the heart of Target's giving and the Target School Spree is one of many ways that Target acts locally to help kids learn and schools teach, paving a path to graduation. As part the Target School Spree, Target awarded 40 of The Salvation Army divisions nationwide a total of $1 million Target Gift Cards and in-kind contributions for the shopping sprees. Nearly 500 Target stores will participate in the Target School Spree event between July 16 and September 15 in select regions across the country. The Target Store located on White Bridge Road in Nashville, Tennessee will host The Salvation Army's shopping spree this Wednesday, July 25th to coincide with the start of Metro Nashville's back to school date of August 1st. Twenty-five local students will benefit from an $80 Target Gift Card that is awarded as part of the shopping spree, providing each child with the necessary supplies to go back to school. Through programs like the Target School Sprees, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by 2015.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,763 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.