Target Volunteers. Summer 2013.

Throughout the summer, Target employees were keeping busy contributing their time and resources to the community. Over 1,000 volunteers contributed 2,100 hours of service to local schools and nonprofits through HOTC-coordinated projects.

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Volunteers made a HUGE impact in kids and education this year: beautifying school courtyards, unpacking and sorting 10 pallets of school supplies, sorting and assembling fishing gear for 60+ underserved youth, packaging 2000 pens to be used in local classrooms, creating 350 sets of flashcards for local preschools and much more.

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They also worked in environmental improvement and housing: painting and repairing 10 fences, cleaning 6 gardens, painting 5 elevator lobbies in supportive housing sites, and assembling 40 dressers for individuals and families moving to stable housing, in addition to other projects.

The local orgs served by the Target volunteers had great things to say. Michelle Lichtig of Baby’s Space said “the staff are in awe of the creativity and generosity.” Samantha Sleeman of RESOURCE said: “Thank you for coming over to help us kick off our Community Rejuvenation Day. The tasks you completed is helping us transform our service space into a more uniform, warm, clean, and safe place for visitors and the people we serve. We have heard nothing but compliments about the Target volunteers. You really did a great job!”

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To see more amazing photos from the summer Target Volunteer projects, be sure to check out facebook.com/HandsOnTC

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