The Target on La Brea and Santa Monica in West Hollywood has a little sign next to each cash register to remind people that the shopping they do with their Target REDcard really does help local schools. And at this time, when schools are experiencing cutbacks and finding it harder and harder to fund the extras, let alone the basics…it’s nice to see the financial impact that a loyalty program like this can have for our local schools.
The sign shows the donations that Target has made to seven local schools, thanks to the shopping efforts of their registered friends and families. The schools are listed as follows:
- Larchmont Charter School – $1,982
- West Hollywood Elementary School – $3,431
- 3rd Street Elementary School – $4,604
- St. Brendan School – $5, 867
- Cheder of Los Angeles School – $1,494
- Hollywood School House – $2,167
- Wonderland Avenue Elementary School – $6,538
These schools have signed up to participate in Target’s Take Charge of Education program and then registered their network of school families, alumni and friends to participate by linking their Target REDcard to their respective school. Target donates 1% of your REDcard purchases made at Target to the eligible K-12 school that you registered for. You can click through to the website above to see if your school is registered. If so – and you have a REDcard, register it for your school and help their donations grow.
*Note – the list of totals donated to these local schools appears to represent the total that Target has donated to each of these schools since they registered – not an annual total.
Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended family...at one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.