Middle schoolers make virtual Target run to help local nonprofit
Most years, middle schoolers take a trip to Target and spend a couple of hours roaming the aisles to purchase items to donate to Inner City Development for that organizations annual Toy Sale.
Alas, this project has changed for this year. Middle schoolers instead went online to shop. From funds donated by parents, the students purchased $3,170 worth of toys. On Friday, Keystone staff members took a school van to Target for in-store pickup to retrieve the bags of goodies, before taking them to the nonprofit.
Inner City Development is a nonprofit, community-based organization that responds to the emergency, educational, and recreational needs of the neighborhood on the near West Side of San Antonio. Their Toy Sale is committed to keeping dignity in giving, as they distribute tickets to about 800 neighbors on very limited budgets, which allow two persons from each household to come and shop at the store. Toys are sold at 10% of their original price, so a $5 toy is bought for 50 cents. With this, we get to give twice, as we give toys to the organization, as well as the opportunity for parents to give their gifts to their own children.