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25 STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING SPREE FROM THE SALVATION ARMY AND TARGET

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Released 17 August 2009

25 STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING SPREE
FROM THE SALVATION ARMY AND TARGET
More than 2,000 Children Nationwide Receive $100 for School Supplies

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25 local students visited a West Baltimore Target store on August 11, 2009, to select backpacks, calculators, pens/pencils, art supplies, binders, clothing and other necessities to ready them for the school year. The Salvation Army and Target are teaming up for the Target School Spree to provide each child, selected by The Salvation Army, with a $100 Target Gift Card to purchase school supplies and a volunteer chaperone to help with their shopping selections஠ The students were homeless school-age children from a Salvation Army Shelter. As part of the back-to-school program, Target awarded 10 Salvation Army divisions with a $25,000 grant, which included $20,000 worth of Target Gift Cards for the shopping sprees, and an additional $5,000 to cover transportation and other administration expenses.

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