United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced that its family literacy program was awarded a grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). In recognition of the efforts of UNC, the grant will help support a parent and child reading project.
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 UNC as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members.”