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Bangor Area Students Awarded Back-to-School Shopping Spree

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BANGOR -  More than 30 local students in need will have the opportunity to visit a Bangor Target store  from 8-11am on Tuesday, August 10th and purchase backpacks, calculators, pens and pencils, art supplies, binders, clothing and other must-have supplies just in time for back-to-school. The Salvation Army and Target are helping a total of 30 K-12 students across the city gear up for the upcoming academic year and get ready to succeed in school with the Target School Spree. Each child, selected by The Salvation Army, will be awarded an $80 Target GiftCard to purchase much-needed back-to-school supplies. Each child will be given a reusable Target shopping bag and be paired with a volunteer chaperone for their fun day of back-to-school shopping.

SUMMARY: Education is at the heart of Target’s giving and the Target School Spree is one of many ways that Target acts locally to help kids learn and schools teach, paving a path to graduation. As part the Target School Spree, Target awarded all 40 of The Salvation Army divisions nationwide a total of $960,000 worth of Target GiftCards for the shopping sprees. Nearly 500 Target stores will participate in the one-day Target School Spree event in select regions across the country. Each $80 Target GiftCard awarded as part of the program will provide a child with the necessary supplies to go back to school in the fall, ready to learn.

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Contact Name: Captain Tim Clark