Target Red Card
It works like this.
Take Charge of Education* is an exclusive benefit of the Target REDcard® program. Your school supporters apply for the REDcard, and select the eligible K–12 school of their choice. When they shop at Target or Target.com the cardholder benefits with 5%* savings, and Target will donate 1% of eligible REDcard purchases to your school. Then, the school spends the money you receive on the things your school needs: from books and band uniforms to reading programs and field trips--anything that can use a little extra funding.
The best part? It’s easy!
Teachers, parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, neighbors — anyone who supports your school is welcome. The more people involved, the harder the program works, so get started.
or call 1-800-316-6142
to designate your school, then encourage your community to sign up. Use the tools and resources online to help you spread the word.
In addition to 5% everyday savings, your school supporters will enjoy these additional REDcard benefits:
• Free Shipping* at Target.com
• Extended Return Policy*--30 extra days for REDcard guests
• Online Account Management
Apply for a REDcard today in store or at Target.com/REDcard
What schools qualify?
The School Fundraising program is intended to benefit eligible K–12 schools located in the United States, having a 501(c)(3) or 509 (a)(1) tax-exempt status.
What’s the simplest way to enroll in Take Charge of Education?
The Take Charge of Education Program requires the use of one of the REDcards, which include Target Credit Card,® Target Debit Card and Target Visa® Credit Card. Apply online or in our stores.
How do you designate a school?
Visit Target.com/TCOE and enter your school name or school ID to view and designate your current school.
Can you designate a new school?
Yes, to change your school designation, you can call 1-800-316-6142 or simply go to Target.com/TCOE.
How much did our school earn?
On Target.com/TCOE, each enrolled school displays the previous year donation, total of all donations for this school (since 1997) and the amount accumulated towards the next Target donation.
What is the percentage received by the school?
1% on Target purchases for the Target Debit Card, Target Credit Card, and Target Visa Credit Card.
Is there a fee for this program?
There is no additional charge to the cardholder. Target donates money based on the total amount spent by the cardholder at Target and Target.com (not including cash advances, balance transfers, and purchases of other cash equivalents), minus returns and sales tax.
Where does Target send Take Charge of Education checks?
Checks are made out to the school and are sent to the attention of the principal.
How often does the school receive a check?
Schools earning more than $25 receive checks in February. Donations accrue until they reach $25 or more.
Is there a limit on how much money my designated school can receive?
There are no limits regarding the amount of money your school can receive.
Can you split my contributions between two or more schools?
You can’t designate two schools, but you can change your designated school at any time.