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Eight million Target cardholders have generated a total of $26 million for K-12 schools so far this year. Under the Target “School Fundraising” program, cardholders designate the eligible school of their choice to receive an amount equal to 1% of their “Target smart VISA” or “Target Guest Card” purchases made at Target and Target also donates 1/2 percent of all “Target smart VISA” purchases made everywhere else. This week Target delivered the a second installment of $13.2 million. School Fundraising checks are distributed to schools twice a year, once in September and again in March. Currently, more than 115,000 schools are enrolled in the program. Since the program began in 1997, Target’s “School Fundraising” program has contributed more than $70 million to the nation’s schools. For more information visit

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