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Target: A St. Jude partner

Target joined in our fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases in 1999 with the opening of Target House. An innovative approach, Target House gives St. Jude patients and their families a warm home-away-from-home during long-term treatment. Target House provides a magnificent community of fully-equipped, two-bedroom apartments in a beautiful setting just minutes from St. Jude. Funded by Target and its vendor and celebrity partner contributors, this unique facility is free-of-charge and enhances the quality of life for St. Jude patients, providing a haven where the St. Jude children and their families derive compassion, comfort and strength. Since its opening, Target House has hosted more than 1,337 families from 42 states and 36 countries, touching children all around the world.

May 2009 will mark Target House’s 10th birthday. Celebratory events for St. Jude patients include a fiesta-themed carnival, featuring Target action sport athletes on May 14, followed by Target House’s birthday bash on May 15.

Target raised nearly $2 million for St. Jude during the fifth-annual Thanks and Giving® campaign. These remarkable results were a combination of product donations generated through customer purchases of Target’s elephant gift card holders, Choxie chocolates, American Greeting cards and wrapping paper, “hope” ornaments and photo lab holiday cards.

Target also recently aligned its corporate commitment to funding education and school programs with the St. Jude school program, raising funds through Target’s Take Charge of Education® program. Target reinforced their commitment to education and to enhancing the lives of St. Jude patients through a corporate donation that will support renovations to the St. Jude school program.

Target truly champions the St. Jude mission, expanding and strengthening their ongoing support for the St. Jude children and their families as needed. With Target’s ongoing commitment, Target House residents are able to live, heal and rejoice as families, free from worries regarding food and shelter.