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Target Will Close Out School-Giving Program

By Tribune News Service — September 21, 2015 1 min read
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Target Corp.'s Take Charge of Education program, in which it sends 1 percent of every Redcard holder’s purchase to a school of his or her choice, will be ending next spring.

The 18-year-old program has given $432 million to tens of thousands of schools around the country.

The retailer started notifying schools last week that it will wind down the program and shift its corporate social-responsibility focus to health and wellness. The company says schools received an average of $370 a year from the program, though some received thousands of dollars a year.

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A version of this article appeared in the September 23, 2015 edition of Education Week as Target Will Close Out School-Giving Program

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