More Red Card Information

Here’s some additional information I just received about Target Red Cards. You can sign up for a Red Card in the check out lane at Target (you don’t even need to go to the Customer Services desk first) and you will receive 5% off your purchase. You will need a valid driver’s license or ID, and if you want to get a debit card (versus a credit card) you will need a blank check from the bank account you want to use. When your official Red Card arrives in the mail, you can then chose Lee to receive donations from Target (once you’ve enrolled in the program, they will donate 1% to Lee!).

The check out lanes have little signs showing how much Target has donated to local schools through their Take Charge of Education program and it’s shocking. Russell Elementary has received over $6,000 and some schools have received over $10,000. So if you shop at Target, please consider getting a Red Card and enrolling in the Take Charge of Education program!


Now is the time of year that most of us are beginning to think about back-to-school supplies. If you shop at Target, please consider signing up for a Target Red Card. You will get 5% off any purchases you make with your Red Card AND Target will donate 1% of your purchase to Lee. You can save money and earn money for Lee at no additional cost to you. Here’s how it works:

1) Swing by the Customer Service desk at Target and apply for either a Target Debit Card or a Target Credit Card. This takes about two minutes and you will immediately be able to save 5% on your purchases with your temporary card.

2) You will receive your permanent Red Card in the mail within 5 – 7 days. When you receive your card, go online and select Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School to receive contributions from your purchases. (The link to this sign-up page is below.)

Once you’ve chosen Lee, you will continue to receive 5% off and Lee will also benefit! Some other schools in Columbia receive thousands of dollars each year from Target through this program at no additional cost to parents. So please take a moment to sign up if you shop at Target!

To find out more information about Target’s Take Charge of Education Program, click on the link below.