Salvation Army gets $1M boost from Target
MINNEAPOLIS Target announced that it has donated $1 million to The Salvation Army to revitalize the organization’s libraries, media centers and educational facilities across the country. The retailer announces its commitment, which includes $25,000 grants to all forty divisions, at the unveiling of The Salvation Army Bushwick Community Center’s newly transformed library.
“We’re proud to expand our ongoing partnership with The Salvation Army to help update library, educational and after-school facilities throughout the country, providing children with an inspiring place to read, learn and most importantly, grow,” said Laysha Ward, president of community relations for Target. “Children are the heart and soul of our communities and we want to ensure they have the valuable educational resources they need to be successful at school and in life.”
Each of the forty divisions will choose one library, media center or educational facility to receive the $25,000 grant for design elements, furniture, shelving, books, computers and carpet. The selection will be based on compelling need for improvement, potential to increase community use of the renovated space and long-term ability to sustain the space. Decisions will be made in February 2009, with the upgrades being completed by the end of the year.
Sam’s Club gives special savings to military personnel
BENTONVILLE, Ark. Sam’s Club announced that it will waive its 10% non-member service fee for non-member purchases for military personnel who visit any of the 598 Sam’s Club locations hosting military open houses on Nov. 17, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15.
To kick off the event, Sam’s Club is offering a holiday greeting card photo session Nov. 17 in Annapolis, Md., Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Colo., Fayetteville, N.C. and Jacksonville, N.C. as well as in Norfolk, Va., Pearl City, Hawaii, San Antonio, San Diego and Woodbridge, Va. Military personnel and their families can get their photo taken by a professional photographer with a Nikon® DSLR camera against a “magical green screen,” depicting several holiday and patriotic themed backdrops, provided by Nikon. Participating military personnel will also receive free 30 complimentary 4 inch by 8 inch greeting cards from Sam’s Club in these locations, a $10.50 value per order.