Friday, August 10, 2012

13 Students at Target School Spree

It was an exciting day for 13 students Wednesday morning at the annual Target School Spree at the store at 5850 Eastex Fwy.

Every summer, The Salvation Army works to provide children with new school supplies in our back-to-school efforts.  However, the highlight is the Target School Spree.

This special event offers the opportunity to provide underprivileged children with brand-new school supplies.  Each child receives an $80 Target GiftCard to cover their purchases as well as guidance from Salvation Army staff and volunteers in making their selections.

For many children it is a special treat to be able to have a new backpack, new shoes, as well as the many items on a standard supply list that add up to be more than some families can afford.

After shopping, they enjoyed some snacks and refreshments, courtesy of Target.  “We want to give a big THANK YOU to the staff at Target for their support and making this such a fun experience for the kids,” says Major Eloisa Estrada.