Target Corporation Grants $3,000 to LISD Books for Kids Program
Each year the Lindale ISD Education Foundation completes an application with Target Corporation in order to seek funding for a special project at Lindale Independent School District. This grant opportunity is made possible through the local Target Distribution Center located off Interstate 20 and near the city of Lindale. The Target Distribution Center of Tyler and General Manager Wade Troxell have consistently been large supporters of the Lindale Independent School District and the Lindale ISD Education Foundation.
This spring the awarded grant funds of $3,000.00 will be dedicated to the LISD Books for Kids Program, a reading program that will provide every Lindale ISD student in kindergarten, first, and second grade, with books to take home for their personal library.
“This project is a reflection of the culture of Lindale schools and the community,” said Jane Silvey, Lindale ISD Director of Curriculum. “Every book given to a student confirms to the student, parent, and community Lindale’s commitment to expanding learning opportunities and maintaining the highest quality education standards. The staff members of Lindale ISD want to offer sincere thanks to Target Distribution Center and General Manager Wade Troxell for contributing to this program, and helping to make it a reality for the 2016-2017 school year.”
The illustrated books will represent an assortment of instructional topics that are taught in the classroom including science, social studies, math and fiction. Books in the LISD K-2nd Reading Program will also be personally matched to the student’s reading level.
The LISD Books for Kids Program was initiated last year with the help of a start-up donation from Red Baron Building Company and owners Jerry and Teri Alexander. With continued support from Target, the reading program will continue to be a meaningful project at Lindale ISD Schools.