Grant Benefits McLeod County Children 09 Aug 13

The United Way of McLeod County announced that its Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program was awarded a grant from Target Corporation. In recognition of the efforts of the United Way of McLeod County in child development, the grant will be used to support the nearly 1,000 children residing in McLeod County that are enrolled in the organization’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.

“We are so grateful that Target has partnered with us to promote our Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library initiative,” said Paul Thompson, Executive Director, United Way of McLeod County. “Time and again, Target and its employees have shown a philanthropic mind-set in their giving and volunteering throughout the area.”

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 profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 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, schools teach and parents and caring adults engage.

“At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. “That’s why we are proud to partner with the United Way of McLeod County as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members.”