The Salvation Army in Peoria & Pekin to Participate
(Peoria) On Thursday, August 9, twenty-eight local school students from Peoria and Pekin will have the opportunity to visit the Peoria Target store and purchase backpacks, calculators, pens and pencils, art supplies, binders, clothing and other must-have supplies just in time for the start of the new school year.
Target is teaming up again this year with The Salvation Army in helping a total of 12,000 K-12 students across the country 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 Gift Card to purchase 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.
“We are grateful to our partnership with Target, and so appreciative of the efforts of David McMillen and all the Target team members at the Big Hollow store,” said Glenavary Lucas, Family Services Director for The Salvation Army. Chaperones will include Salvation Army staff and volunteers from Pekin and Peoria.
Nearly 500 Target stores will participate in the Target School Spree in select regions across the country. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week.
For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood. For more information on The Salvation Army, visit www.saheartland.org. The shopping spree will be this Thursday from 8- 11 a.m. at the store at 5001 Big Hollow Road.