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Rossman school gets $500 grant

Rossman Elementary School announced that its Media Center was awarded a grant from Target Corporation.

In recognition of the efforts of Rossman Elementary School's Title I program, the $500 grant will be used to purchase books for the Media Center.

The grant is part of Target's ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target's long history of giving 5 percent of its income to communities, which today equals more than $3 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 to help kids learn, school teach and parents and caring adults engage.

"At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business," said Laysha Ward, president of community relations at Target. "That's why we are proud to partner with Rossman Elementary School as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members."

In addition to the grant received by Rossman Elementary School, Target also gives through signature programs such as:

• Take Charge of Education, a school fundraising initiative that provides undesignated funds to local schools for whatever they need most, from books and school supplies to classroom technology.

• Arts Accessibility, free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events nationwide.

• Target School Library Makeovers, a program that leverages Target's world-class design expertise to transform school libraries across the country with new construction, furniture and technology as well as 2,000 new books.

• Education Grants and Awards, including Books for Schools Awards, Target Field Trip Grants and Early Childhood Reading Grants that provide schools, libraries, teachers and nonprofit organizations the resources they need to bring learning to life and put more kids on the path to graduation.

For more information on Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit