Thirty local students in need will have the opportunity to visit the Cleveland and Gunbarrel Target stores on Tuesday, to purchase school supplies, clothing and other must-have necessities just in time for back-to-school. The Salvation Army and Target are helping 30 K-12 students across the city gear up for the upcoming academic year 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. Additionally, each child will 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 will participate in the Target School Spree event between July 16 and Sept. 15 in select regions across the country. 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, officials said.