Walnut Elementary School has been awarded a $500 grant from Target Corp. In recognition of the efforts of Walnut Elementary in promoting literary, the grant will be used to purchase books for kindergarten to second grade students through the First Book Marketplace.
“I received an email from the manager at the Diamond Bar Target in July and was thrilled that they would choose our school to receive much-needed books for our Daily 5 Literacy Program,” shared Principal Janet Green.
“We are all very excited to expand our classroom libraries,” said Library Media Technician Debbie Palmer.
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 income to communities, which today equals more than $3 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.