Salvation Army Back to School Shopping Spree - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

Salvation Army Back to School Shopping Spree

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The Salvation Army teamed up with Target today to help local students get ready for the upcoming school year.

Target awarded $81.00 gift cards to 15 students.

The recipients were chosen from various programs within the Salvation Army and got a chance to shop at Target to purchase school supplies and clothing.

Capt. Scott Lyles says they want students to feel confident when they head back to the classroom.

"It means a lot to them. A lot of them, they're all underprivileged kids and they wouldn't have this opportunity otherwise so we've gotten them school supplies , we're getting them backpacks, we're getting them new shoes, and those type of things, whatever they need."

Salvation Armies across Georgia distributed 310 gift cards in all for this annual event.

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