Friday, September 01, 2006

Target Credit Cards: Money for the School of Your Choice

For two years I have been involved with a great program Target's Credit Card services offer. They have a special program called Take Charge of Education. Target then donates a percentage of your purchases to the school of your choice. There's no catch! Here is an excerpt from their site:

Once enrolled, 1% of your REDcard purchases at Target and and 1/2% of Target® Visa® purchases elsewhere are donated to the eligible K–12 school of your choice.* For some schools, it adds up to as much as $10,000 a year, distributed twice a year, in March and September. Donations are available to any K–12 public, private or parochial school that has a 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status. See Take Charge of Education program rules for more information.

It's a great program, but you have to take action. They only donate money if you assign a school. So, what if you don't have kids? Assign the school in your district. If you're a young couple, you will probably have kids someday. It may be the school your kids attend in the future! You can also donate the money to the school of a niece, nephew or grandchild. They made it so easy. They have the schools listed by zipcode. You can enter your grandchild's zipcode and the elementary, middle school and high school will come up on the search! Every September and March , Target sends a check to the school's principal. The school can use it they way they want. Now if you have children and need to buy school supplies, this is not a bad deal. Educating your child takes money, you know that everytime you pay your school tax! Take advantage of this great program and let the school be pleasantly surprised to receive a check! Tell all your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. Some of us are paying lots of interest to credit cards, we might as well take advantage of these pleasant surprises!

1 comment:

Tom Mayer said...

Very good cause. I'm glad such programs appear in our country. If I have a possibility to be enrolled in this program, I will do with a great pleasure. But at the moment I have to use usual credit cards...