Schools across the country will receive a $13 million windfall this month from the Target Stores School Fundraising program. From classroom supplies to playgrounds, K-12 schools can use the School Fundraising money at their discretion. Since the program began in 1997, School Fundraising has contributed more than $55 million to our nation’s schools.
School Fundraising allows families, teachers and members of the community to designate their school of choice to receive an amount equal to one percent of their Target(R) Visa(R) and Target Guest Card(R) purchases* at Target Stores and on target.com. Target also donates 1/2 percent of all Target Visa purchases made everywhere else. Currently, more than eight million Target guests are enrolled in the program.
“The addition of the Target Visa card in November is one of the reasons this donation to schools is so significant,” said Ann Aronson, director of community relations for Target Corporation. “The new card allows Target guests to contribute to School Fundraising wherever they shop in addition to Target or target.com. The remarkable growth and continued success of the School Fundraising program shows the need to continue to support fundraising efforts for education in our communities.”
School Fundraising is one of several programs under the Take Charge of Education initiative, which also includes scholarship programs and grants. School Fundraising checks are distributed to schools twice a year, once in March and again in September. Currently, more than 114,000 schools are enrolled in the program.
Guest Cardholders and school representatives can visit target.com or call 1-800-316-6142 to enroll or check school payout totals.
About Target Stores
Minneapolis-based Target Stores serves guests at 1,081 stores in 47 states nationwide by delivering today’s best retail trends at affordable prices. Whether visiting a Target store or shopping online at target.com, guests enjoy a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to thousands of unique and highly differentiated items. The largest division of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), Target Stores gives back more than $2 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.
*Target Visa(R) and Target Guest Card(R) are credit cards issued by Retailers National Bank, an affiliate of Target. Subject to credit approval. Subject to School Fundraising program rules.Details