'Target School Spree' taking place at Target locations in Mpls, St. Paul, Brooklyn Park, Chaska, Monticello, Stillwater
Target and the Twin Cities Salvation Army took 300 kids shopping for back-to-school clothes last Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Target locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Brooklyn Park, Chaska, Monticello and Stillwater.
The event was part of Target School Spree, a nationwide effort in which 12,000 kids received an $80 Target Gift Card to purchase new clothes at nearly 500 Target stores. Each child shopped with a Salvation Army volunteer.
Most of the children and their families are regularly served by Salvation Army operation centers across the Twin Cities.
“We appreciate Target and their shared commitment to improving the lives of children and their families,” said Major Darryl Leedom, commander of the Twin Cities Salvation Army. “Giving the kids new clothes increases their self-esteem and helps ensure they start the new school year ready to learn. It also relieves financial stress on parents, allowing them to free up resources for food, housing and other essentials.”