teaming up with veterans to serve communities

November 26, 2013 - Article reads in
Staff, students and volunteers unveil the new library at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

In honor of Veterans Day, Target recently partnered with The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization empowering veterans to serve their country in new ways, to facilitate six veteran-led community volunteer projects in schools across the country.

One of the projects took place at Hancock Elementary School in San Diego. Through a grant partnership with the Target School Library Makeover program and The Heart of America Foundation, volunteers worked together to renovate the Hancock Elementary School library, adding 2,000 new books, new furniture and a technology upgrade with iPads, interactive whiteboards and more.

Staff, students and families joined team members, volunteers, veterans and public officials for a ribbon-cutting event to unveil the new library, and each student and their siblings in attendance received seven new books to take home. The school also received a Target Meals for Minds school food pantry, created in partnership with Feeding America San Diego (FASD), which will provide students and their families with more than 22 pounds of fresh produce and staple foods each month.

The Hancock Elementary School library makeover is one of 175 makeovers Target has completed across the U.S. since the program began in 2007. Through this and other programs, Target is on track  to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015.

Visit the Education pages to learn more about our commitment to helping more kids stay on the path to high school graduation. Learn more about how Target supports veterans and military members as they serve our nation and our communities.

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