Target donated gift cards for underserved children to do some back to school shopping with the help of Salvation Army Volunteers. Photo by Kroc Center South Bend
The Salvation Army and the Oak Creek Target store are helping local K-12 students in need of back-to-school supplies and clothing gear up for the coming school year by offering a shopping spree.
The shopping spree will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Target located at 8989 S. Howell Ave.
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 also be paired with a volunteer chaperone for their fun day of back-to-school shopping.
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 in select regions across the country are participating in the Target School Sprees that kicked-off July 16.
Each $80 Target Gift Card awarded as part of the program will provide a child with the necessary supplies to go back to school in the fall, ready to learn. Through programs like the Target School Sprees, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by 2015.