Target offers back-to-school shopping spree for 30 Collier Co. students
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NAPLES, Fla.- Target offered a shopping spree on Monday to 30 Collier County students.
12-year-old Marlyne Gourdet is anxious to get back to school and start the 7th grade.
"I'm looking forward to learning alot of new stuff," said Gourdet.
She is one of 30 students who shopped at Target. The Salvation Army teamed up with Target. Each student got a $81 dollar gift card to use on school items.
"I shopped for school supplies and I bought all kinds of stuff...folders, pencils."
Parents like Johnny McKay say the extra help in the pocketbook makes a difference.
"It's a great help because we are going on hard times right now. I lost my job a couple months ago. It's just been hard to find work," said McKay.
Nearly 500 Target stores offer a school shopping spree across the country. Target aims to give $1 billion dollars for education by the end of 2014. The Salvation Army helped pick the students, randomly.
This is the 3rd year the shopping spree has been offered in Collier County.