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 selected by Target and announced throughout August and four of the schools will also receive a surprise celebration. Disney Channel actress and Hollywood Records recording artist Bridgit Mendler (“Good Luck Charlie”) will join the “Bullseye Bus” and Target volunteers to celebrate with students and staff at each of the four schools receiving a celebration. Mendler’s popular TV character “Teddy Duncan” inspired part of Target’s exclusive D-Signed collection of apparel and accessories for tweens.
“I’m excited to partner with Target on their Give With Target campaign and celebrate the start of a new school year with kids across the country,” said Bridgit Mendler, Disney star. “It's so important for all kids to have everything they need for a successful school year. I’m looking forward to surprising four schools and helping them celebrate their $25,000 grant from Target.”
“Give With Target allows us to work with our guests to get excited about supporting teachers and students and set them up for a successful school year,” said Laysha Ward, president of community relations, Target. “Together we can raise awareness about the importance of education and provide schools with the resources they need.”
Give With Target is part of Target’s commitment to education. As a result of programs like this, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015.