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.