The two-part giving campaign provides $2.5 million in grants to in-need schools, as well as $2.5 million in Target GiftCards to local schools through votes on Target's Facebook page. The Give With Target campaign will include $25,000 grants to 100 in-need schools just in time for the start of the school year.
Schools will be announced throughout August, and four of the schools will also receive a surprise celebration. Bridgit Mendler of Disney's Good Luck Charlie will celebrate with students and staff at each of the four schools receiving a celebration.
Target invites people to visit its Facebook page to vote for a school of their choice. For every 25 votes a school receives through Target's Facebook application on Facebook.com/Target, the company will donate a $25 Target GiftCard, with a maximum donation of $10,000 per school. In total, Target plans to donate up to $2.5 million in Target GiftCards to schools that receive votes through the Give with Target Facebook application, which runs July 26 to Sept. 8.
As a result of programs like this, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015.
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