Target School Spree 2011

On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 130 local students in need had the opportunity to visit an Atlanta area Target store to purchase school supplies, clothing and other must-have necessities just in time for back-to-school. The Salvation Army and Target helped these K-12 students 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, was awarded an $80 Target Gift Card to purchase much-needed back-to-school supplies. Each child was given a reusable Target shopping bag and be paired with a 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 way that Target acts locally to help kids learn and schools teach, paving a path to graduation. As part of the Target School Spree, Target awarded all 40 of The Salvation Army Divisions nationwide a total of $1 million in Target Gift Cards and in-kind contributions for the shopping sprees. Nearly 500 Target stores participated in the one-day Target School Spree event in select regions across the country. Each $80 Target Gift Card awarded as part of the program provided a child with the necessary supplies to go back to school in the fall, ready to learn.

Thank you, Target!


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