MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of kids across the Twin Cities got new books thanks to Target.
Members of Target’s community relations team handed out two new books to every kindergartener in Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools, including Nellie Stone Johnson Community School.
Target made the donation to help make sure students stay on track with reading every day as they head into the winter break.
“We were at a school recently where a principal said ‘I want every kid to read 30 minutes.’ And the students came in the next day and said, ‘What should we be reading?’ So access to reading materials is really, really important for kids. That’s why these two books that we’re sending home during the holiday season should really make a difference,” said Reba Dominski with Target Community Relations.
The donation also included a reading tip sheet for parents and a book bag.