June 11, 2010

Target Hits the Bullseye for the Arts

You probably already know that Target gives a boatload of cash to a variety of charities (it's ranked as one of the most philanthropic companies in the country). Since 1946, it's donated 5 percent of its income (roughly $3 million per week!) to support education, the arts, social services and volunteerism. If my calculations are correct, that’s over $155 million every year. Not too shabby.

Well, in keeping with its charitable giving theme, Target also sponsors free or reduced-priced admission to tons of arts and cultural events around the country (its site says 2,200 events/performances at more than 120 venues/organizations). For instance you could check out the Boston Children’s Museum for just a buck every Friday, catch the Neighborhood Concert Series at Carnegie Hall for free, or get 2-for-1 tickets to a Saturday matinee at the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City. How cool is that?

So get out there and spend some quality time with the kids this summer doing something educational and fun. All courtesy of Target.

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