Support Local Schools By Not Spending Money at Target

By Patty Wetli | Thursday, August 16, 2012

Vote for schools to receive money from Target. Credit: Courtesy of Friends of Ravenswood School

For every trip you’ve ever made to Target to grab a tube of toothpaste and walked out with $100 worth of god knows what, it’s payback time.

The retailer is doling out a total of $2.5 million to schools, K-12. All you have to do is cast a weekly vote for a neighborhood school between now and Sept. 8, and for every 25 votes a school receives, Target will send a $25 gift card, for a maximum of up to $10,000 per school. That’s right, you don’t have to spend a dime, Target does.

But you do need to lift a finger. Currently schools in New York and California are kicking Chicago’s butt in vote tallies. Let’s get some money for our kids.

You don’t need to be the parent of student, or even know a student, to vote. Just pick an elementary or high school from the list below and click for cash:

  • Amundsen H.S., Bell, Budlong, Chappell, Coonley, Courtenay, Lake View H.S., Lane Tech H.S., McPherson, Ravenswood, Waters

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  • http://spudart.org/ spudart

    Sweet! Thanks for letting us know about this. I voted fro Amundsen. 

  • Amelia James

    you might want to re-think the title of this. If I hadn’t clicked on the article to read it, I would have thought that there was a reason to boycott Target that would also somehow help schools….
    just sayin’..

  • Denise Burch

    McPherson wants and needs your votes: apps.facebook.com/givewithtarget/schools/17090

    Click, click, cash! Thanks in advance!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000508887052 Julie Smith Moore

    Here’s the link for Waters  http://apps.facebook.com/givewithtarget/schools/15807
    Thanks for the dollar, folks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/al.krikorian Al Krikorian

    St Matthias-transfiguration too


  • http://www.facebook.com/daveinchicago David Barnett

    Sadly, this campaign is already over and no schools in Chicago apparently made the list of recipients. There is one in Mooseheart, Illinois on the list (out near Aurora).

    I agree with Amelia that the headline was not accurately describing what was being discussed in the article.

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