Salvation Army awards shopping spree to 30 students

The Target store on Monroe Street was full of K-12 students today eager to shop until they drop.

The Salvation Army received a $1 million donation to fund a back-to-school shopping spree across the nation.

Here in Northwest Ohio, 30 lucky students were chosen to participate and each given a Target gift card with $81. Officials from the Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio say that this program not only helps these students but also their families.

Salvation Army Captain Tawny Cowen-Zanders says, â??There are far more than 30 children in need throughout Northwest Ohio but we justâ?¦tried to pick children that we thought would be best for this opportunity.â??

Nearly 500 Target locations will participate in the Target School Spree between July 15 and August 15.

If you are interested in donating school supplies to Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio, here are their drop-off locations:

The Salvation Army (620 N Erie Street, Toledo, OH)

Huntington Bank Branches


Arrowhead Park

Aspen Grove

Perrysburg Branches





Point Place

Spring Meadows


Sylvania Branches


Wernert's Corner

The Anderson's Stores (Maumee and Toledo)

Hylant Insurance (811 Madison Ave, Toledo)

Waterville Family Physicians (900 Waterville-Monclova Road, Waterville)

Walt Churchill's Market (both the Perrysburg and Maumee locations)

Spartan Chemical Company, Inc (1110 Spartan Drive, Maumee)

Renhill Staffing (28315 Kensington Lane, Perrysburg)

Oblates Residences (Reynolds Corner, 1225 Flaire Drive, Toledo)

Mercy St. Vincent - Family Care Center, Pediatric Unit (2213 Franklin, Toledo)

Consultants in Laboratory Medicine (near Westgate, 3170 W Central Ave, Toledo)

Health Care REIT (4500 Dorr Street, Toledo)

Toledo Academy of Beauty (3341 Navarre Ave, Oregon).

Hylant (811 Madison Ave, Toledo OH)

Root Learning (5470 Main Street, Sylvania, OH)

Altar of God Church (1215 Belmont Ave, Toledo, OH)