More Than 300 Chicagoland Students Awarded Back-to-School Shopping Spree from Target and The Salvation Army

Target Supports Local Students with Target GiftCard
to Purchase Needed School Supplies

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July 15 through Aug. 15, over 12,000 students in need, including more than 300 from Chicagoland will have the opportunity to shop at Target stores nationwide for school supplies, clothing and other must-have, back-to-school items. Since 2009, the Target School Spree has helped  kids from across the country selected by The Salvation Army gear up for the academic year. Each child will receive an $81 Target GiftCard to purchase school supplies. Select Salvation Army locations will work with local Target stores to schedule the date of their Target School Spree. Continue reading “More Than 300 Chicagoland Students Awarded Back-to-School Shopping Spree from Target and The Salvation Army”

300 Chicago Students Awarded Back-to-School Shopping Spree from Target and The Salvation Army

On Tuesday, July 26 , more than 300 local students in need will have the opportunity to visit a Chicago Target store to shop for school supplies, clothing and other must-have necessities just in time for back-to-school.

The Salvation Army and Target are helping 300 K-12 students across the Chicago Metropolitan Division 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, will be awarded an $80 Target GiftCard to shop for much-needed back-to-school supplies. Each child will be given a reusable Target shopping bag and be paired with a volunteer chaperone for their fun day of back-to-school shopping.  

“Every year, thousands of students in all grades attend school without the right supplies – pencils, paper, notebooks and clothing. Target and The Salvation Army are working together to change that by providing educational opportunities to students in need throughout the country,” said Major George Hood, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army.

“Education is at the heart of Target’s giving and the Target School Spree is one way that we help kids learn and schools teach, paving a path to graduation,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. “By partnering with The Salvation Army, Target is giving kids in-need the tools necessary to show up to school ready to learn and succeed.”