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Target Pledges $500 Million Towards Education!

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A step in the right direction!

Though Target has funneled its funds into some questionable campaigns in the past, we can't help but support their latest decision of what to do with the of the money in their donation program.

With a little push from Oprah Winfrey, the superstore empire has pledged to donate $500 million over the next five years to support efforts made to get kids reading by the 3rd grade.

To date, it is the single largest charitable donation in the company's history and doubles the amount of money Target has donated to schools in the past.

Well done! Keep doing things like this and you might jut redeem yourself!

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15 comments to “Target Pledges $500 Million Towards Education!”



  1. 1

    Great job Target!!



  2. 2

    That is FUCKIN AWESOME!!!!!

  3. lck says – reply to this


    3

    they still contributed money indirectly to tom emmer, the twice arrested for dwi, anti woman, anti gay and anti alien candidate for governor in minnesota. this doesn't make up for that donation.



  4. 4

    how about education starts at home - stop having children and start raising them.



  5. 5

    you're still a bunch of gay haters!!!! Target can suck it, they can't have my money!! You've already gave the gay community the biggest F-U ever, so right back at ya!



  6. 6

    This is good for Target…although, I had NO PROBLEM with their previous donations. I think it's deplorable for a company to give donations to ONLY gay/lesbian organizations and not straight ones as well…it offends me when donations are only given to gay organizations. See Perez? How does it sound when it happens the other way? Your such a hypocrite.



  7. 7

    Target never had to MAKE UP for the previous donations…its their right to donate money however they want. If you want a gay to run for governor, start your own company and give money yourself.



  8. 8

    Oh my gosh Perez. Do your homework. They donate so much money, and to such wonderful causes. Hope maybe now you can get over your distaste for them. Because they've been giving to schools long before they gave to a politician and looks like they will continue giving.



  9. 9

    Stop being a jackass Perez.



  10. 10

    THEY SHOULD DONATE 100% OF THAT TO THE "YES ON PROP 8" CAMPAIGN OPPOSING GAY MARRIAGE



  11. 11

    There's $500 Million DOWN THE DRAIN and into the pockets of some of the greediest people in the country!



  12. 12

    America fail. Reading by the 3rd grade? lol

  13. @v@ says – reply to this


    13

    Re: darthschwartz – Exactly. How do kids even get promoted to the second or third grade if they can't read? They haven't been co-opted onto a college basketball team yet for that to happen.



  14. 14

    I'm still not shopping at Target. What the hell is wrong with you Mario? Oh wait they probably have bought you, along with the rest of your sponsors. It's o.k. to be a Nazi if you help the children?



  15. 15

    3RD GRADE????? You don't need money to teach kids to read, it's the parent's responsibility to make sure they know how to read! I was reading before I went to kindergarten, and my mother didn't have to pay anyone to teach me do it.