August 29, 2012
As part of our 2012 program, we’re renovating libraries at 32 U.S. elementary schools in partnership with The Heart of America Foundation. Each of the remodeled spaces features 2,000 new books, furniture, carpet and shelves, and a complete technology upgrade including new iPads. Each student also gets seven new books to take home, and schools have the option to receive a Target Meals for Minds food pantry with monthly distributions of fresh produce and staple foods for students and their families.
One of the biggest surprises is that we’re also revisiting each of the 118 schools that previously received a Target School Library Makeover to provide additional reading resources—in the form of $1.5 million in reading grants and a literacy pilot program—for students and teachers.
The 2012 program is set to impact 150 schools and provide more than $12 million toward their needs; it’s all part of Target’s plans to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015.
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