Making a Difference for Thousands of Back-to-Schoolers!

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As much as it always hurt to say goodbye to summer, the beginning of the new school year was always a little exciting. New clothes, new crayons, new friendships! But for some kids, returning to school can be a reminder of what they don’t have.

So once again and with your help, The Salvation Army will be providing disadvantaged kids with the right tools and confidence for success in the classroom through our back-to-school initiatives. And what better time of year to kick off these programs than Make a Difference to Children Month?

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Last year's Target School Spree provided approximately 12,000 kids in need with school supplies and clothes!

From now until September, The Salvation Army will host a variety of ways for you to make a difference in the life of a child in need. To find out how you can donate new duds, backpacks or school supplies (think anything one would need to make a killer diorama), or to request assistance for your children, call your local Salvation Army! They’ll be able to fill you in on drop off events, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities.

Joining us in our efforts, nearly 500 Target stores will once again participate in the Target School Spree event between July 16 and September 15 in various parts of the country. Through the company’s generosity, nearly 12,000 students in need will get the chance to pick out school supplies, clothing and other school necessities to purchase with an $80 gift card.

We are so thankful for Target’s wonderful partnership with The Salvation Army.

Click here to find The Salvation Army closest to you! Enter your zip code in the upper right corner.

Click here to see the official Target Spree press release.

4 Comments on “Making a Difference for Thousands of Back-to-Schoolers!

  1. I am looking for assistance for my children with obtaining school supplies and clothes, can someone please send me more information on how and what is required

  2. Did the Shopping Spree already pass in Des Moines, IA or when is it ? I would really like an answer.

  3. Hi, Angel –

    Each Salvation Army location is different in the programs they offer, so I’d suggest reaching out to your closest branch with this request for assistance. You can find the contact information for your local Salvation Army by searching by your zip code on our website’s home page (upper right corner): http://www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Please let me know if you have trouble reaching someone. Thanks.

  4. Hi, Ashley – each Salvation Army is unique in the programs that they offer, so I’d suggest reaching out to your closest Salvation Army for more information and to submit your request for assistance. You can find this contact information on our website by searching by zip code on our home page: http://www.SalvationArmyUSA.org.

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