Much needed supplies for school. Supplies Tony Alvarado says he wouldn't have been able to buy if it weren't for the Salvation Army and target. "It's pretty nice what they're doing. Giving us money so we could buy school supplies, backpacks and school clothes."
Tony's going to be a fifth grader when he comes back to school this fall. He's one of 80 students in the valley who were chosen for a Target shopping spree. Each child comes from a family struggling financially.
The main task here, get all the school supplies they need, for under $80. It's something Tony's become really good at. "It's like doing school work be we have to calculate how much we can spend and how much we can get and the limit we have to go under."
Volunteers with the Salvation Army were there to help.
Kathalene Kodman: "We just love children and we love the community and we want to give back and do what we can because we know times are hard right now."
Parents couldn't be more grateful.
Theresa Bernal: "When funds are tight, with gas prices going up, how are you going to get your child to school? And you find out that your child is chosen to do a shopping spree at Target, it's like a burden lifted off your shoulders. It truly is."
As part of the Target School Spree, the company awarded a total of $1-million in gift cards nationwide.