Someone once said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” We at The Salvation Army agree. That’s what makes our back-to-school programs – which provide school supplies, backpacks and new clothes to thousands of low-income children in need each year- so special! There are a lot of investors involved in this annual program- [...]
I once read that volunteers are paid in six figures…S-M-I-L-E-S! That’s the satisfying form of compensation Salvation Army volunteers in Tarrytown, NY received last week from local kids when they spent an afternoon helping them shop for new clothes and school supplies courtesy of the Target School Spree. What’s the only thing that can make [...]
Like any program of The Salvation Army, our annual back-to-school initiatives are made possible by the hard work and generosity of a LOT of hands and hearts. That means anyone who facilitates generous partnerships with companies like Target, sponsors from local community individuals and businesses, Salvation Army employees, and last but definitely not least, the [...]
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.
Target’s Helping Santa Out!
The popular retailer and long-time supporter donated a whopping $250,000 in vouchers for the purchase of toys for Salvation Army Christmas programs! The generous donation is a huge help to filling an ever-rising need as well as increased requests for help this Christmas.
It may be the middle of summer, but more than 12,000 students today are actually excited to start school again in the fall!
That’s because Target stores across the country treated them to an amazing Back-to-School-Spree with the help of The Salvation Army this morning. The kids were each given an $80 Target Gift Card to choose their favorite school supplies, clothes, and other necessities for the upcoming academic year.
For some children, this is the first time they’ve ever had brand new school materials. For many, they have a new confidence knowing they don’t have to worry about being picked on or falling behind due to a lack of supplies. For all, the shopping event was a lot of fun!
We want to wish a huge THANKS to our partner Target for their $1 million donation that is supporting the education and development of thousands of Salvation Army youth program participants. Also, to our many volunteer chaperones who helped today, you rock!
Do you know what you’re asking for from Santa this year?
Maybe you haven’t had a chance to think about it, but now’s as good a time as any. Target is in the giving mood, and your holiday wish list can help people in need!
By submitting a Gift of Joy wish list on Target’s Facebook page, you will help them donate up to $50,000 to The Salvation Army. They’re contributing $5 per list, so get your friends and family involved!
Just visit Target on Facebook (www.facebook.com/target) and select the ‘Give Joy’ tab here.
Then pick 5 items from the selection for your Gift of Joy wish list.
Done. It’s that easy.
And as if that weren’t enough, you also get an opportunity to enter into a drawing for a chance to win a Target gift card!
That’s it. No buying, no wrapping, no nothing. Just tell Target what you’re wishing for and someone in need will have their holiday dreams come true, thanks to you.
Click here to Enter the Sweepstakes
Not that some of us out there need any additional incentive to go shopping, but this week Target has a promotion that makes it pretty hard to resist.
For each Target gift card of $20 or more purchased in store from Sunday, Nov. 14 – Saturday, Nov. 20, Target will donate $1 to The Salvation Army (up to $400,000 total).
It’s a good way for you to knock out some holiday shopping and a great way to give back to your local community. Plus, can you imagine the look on Aunt Sue’s face when she finds out her awesome present is also helping serve people in need?
The Salvation Army is thankful for Target’s generosity, and we hope you’ll let them know how much their efforts are appreciated next time you stop in their stores.
Remember, this promotion goes through the 20th, so there’s only 6 days left to help The Salvation Army with doing the most good by shopping the most good !
No child wants to have to think about going back to school after experiencing the freedom of summer vacation, but The Salvation Army is thinking ahead for them. Since some parents from low-income households may be unable to afford necessary back to school items for their children, we have been working all summer long in [...]