Vote For Your Kid’s School To Get $ or Gift Cards From Target!

Can your kid’s school use some money to support it’s educational activities? How about gift cards from Target? Please check out this press release sent to me by the Target corporation – and note their instructions on how to visit their Facebook page and nominate your kid’s school! Also – share this with other parents and interested parties from your kid’s school and try to rack up votes.

Here’s the press release:

Target Launches $5 Million Campaign for Education

 “Give With Target” to provide schools up to $10,000 each, based on Facebook votes

 

MINNEAPOLIS (July 26, 2012) – Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) plans to donate $5 million to schools as part of its “Give With Target” initiative this fall. The two-part giving campaign provides $2.5 million in grants to in-need schools, as well as up to $2.5 million in Target GiftCards to local schools through votes on Target’s Facebook page.

The Give With Target campaign will include $25,000 grants to 100 in-need schools just in time for the start of the school year. Schools will be selected by Target and announced throughout August and four of the schools will also receive a surprise celebration. Disney Channel actress and Hollywood Records recording artist Bridgit Mendler (“Good Luck Charlie”) will join the “Bullseye Bus” and Target volunteers to celebrate with students and staff at each of the four schools receiving a celebration. Mendler’s popular TV character “Teddy Duncan” inspired part of Target’s exclusive D-Signed collection of apparel and accessories for tweens.

“I’m excited to partner with Target on their Give With Target campaign and celebrate the start of a new school year with kids across the country,” said Bridgit Mendler, Disney star. “It’s so important for all kids to have everything they need for a successful schoolyear. I’m looking forward to surprising four schools and helping them celebrate their $25,000 grant from Target.” 

In addition, Target invites people to visit its Facebook page to vote for a school of their choice. For every 25 votes a school receives through Target’s Facebook application on Facebook.com/Target, the company will donate a $25 Target GiftCard, with a maximum donation of $10,000 per school. In total, Target plans to donate up to $2.5 million in Target GiftCards to schools that receive votes through the Give with Target Facebook application, whichruns July 26 to September 8.

“Give With Target allows us to work with our guests to get excited about supporting teachers and students and set them up for a successful school year,” said Laysha Ward, president of community relations, Target. “Together we can raise awareness about the importance of education and provide schools with the resources they need.”

Give With Target is part of Target’s commitment to education. As a result of programs like this, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015.

 

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