Salvation Army takes 23 local students on a back-to-school Target shopping spree!
Staff and volunteers participated as chaperons and assisted two dozen local students on a back-to-school shopping spree. On Friday morning, 23 students picked out book bags, school supplies and clothes at the South Lansing Target. Each child received an $81 gift card from Target towards their purchases.
Major Alan Hellstrom, the Capital Area Coordinator stated, “The event was a huge success. I am grateful The Salvation Army and it’s volunteers can be a part of it. I am especially thankful to Target for their commitment to helping local students enter into the school year well prepared.”
Since 2009, Target has sponsored Target School Sprees to help prepare children for the first day of school. As a part of the Target School Spree program, Target has awarded The Salvation Army nationwide $1 million to cover Target Gift Cards and transportation costs. Nearly 500 Target stores will participate in the Target School Spree event between July 15-Aug. 15 in select regions across the country. Each $81 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 the end of 2015.Share this on... ... or email it to your friends.