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Target Gives Grant to Provide New Winter Coats for Cleveland Kids!

Target LogoAlexandria, VA  -- The Coats for Kids Foundation today announced a partnership with Target in recognition of its efforts in providing new winter coats to needy kids. This grant of $5,500 will be used to provide more than 400 new winter coats to disadvantaged kids, identified by Cleveland school social workers.

Paul Darby, President of the Coats for Kids Foundation said, "We are grateful and humbled by Target's grant to our foundation. We believe that the confidence of a leading corporation like Target In our foundation will encourage other corporations to partner with us to provide winter coats to needy kids in their communities.

This grant is part of ongoing efforts by Target to strengthen families and communities throughout the country. Since opening its doors, Target has given 5 percent of its income to organizations that support education, the arts, social services and volunteerism. Today that equals more than $3 million every week.

“At Target, our local grants are making a difference in the communities we serve,” said Laysha Ward, president, Community Relations, Target. “We’re proud to partner with the Coats for Kids Foundation as part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where our guests and team members live and work.”

Additionally, Target also gives through signature programs that are designed to inspire learning in children and families. Programs include:

  • Take Charge of Education®, a school fundraising program;
  • Target Field Trip Grants, a program that helps educators bring learning to life outside the classroom through the distribution of grants;
  • School Library Makeovers, a program that provides year-round volunteer opportunities for Target team members to get involved with their local school;
  • Target House®, which serves as a home away from home for families of children receiving lifesaving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis;
  • Target Volunteers, a nationwide network of Target team members, retirees, families and friends who volunteer millions of hours to community projects.

About the Coats for Kids Foundation

The Coats for Kids Foundation is a 501c3 public charity, headquartered in Alexandria, VA. It was established in January 2004 with the singular mission "to ensure that every child who needs a winter coat receives a new one." Since January 2004, the Coats for Kids Foundation has delivered more than 22,300 new heavyweight winter coats through nearly 100 different schools, city agencies, and other nonprofits in 26 states and the District of Columbia. Further information about the foundation is available at www.coats-for-kids.org.

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at more than 1,600 stores nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week.

 

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