The large retailer will end its "Take Charge of Education" campaign; instead of giving to the education of students, it will not focus on health.
"Posters inside Target stores often tout the amount of money the retailer has given to nearby schools over the years through its “Take Charge of Education” program in which it sends 1 percent of every Redcard holders’ purchase to a school of his or her choice.
"That program, which over 18 years has given $432 million to tens of thousands of schools around the U.S., will end next spring, another ripple in the company’s broader transformation.
"Target Corp. is notifying schools today that it will wind down the program and shift its corporate social responsibility focus to health and wellness."--Kavita Kumar, the StarTribune