Target Announces First Midtown Manhattan Store at Empire State Realty Trust’s 112 West 34th Street Location

Target has announced plans to open a 43,000 square foot small-format store in Manhattan’s Herald Square, located just west of the 34th Street and Broadway intersection, just one block from Penn Station. Target has signed a lease for the Herald Square small-format store with Empire State Realty Trust.

Target's New Herald Square 33rd st entry

Target’s New Herald Square store 33rd st entry

Projected to open in October 2017, the Herald Square store will be one of 30 stores Target plans to open this year, and will be the company’s third location in Manhattan, joining the Harlem and Tribeca stores. Additionally, Target has previously announced future plans to open small-format stores in Manhattan, including sites in East Village (projected to open summer 2018) and Hell’s Kitchen (projected to open in 2019).

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The company is focused on expanding Target’s small-format stores in dense urban neighborhoods, with New York being a priority market for the company’s growth. Target’s flexible store design allows for stores in smaller locations with assortments that are tailored to meet the needs of local guests.

The two-level Herald Square store will have two entrances, one off of 34th Street, and the other off of 33rd Street. The store will feature modern décor elements, including concrete floors, wood plank walls and ceilings, pendant and LED lighting and elevated merchandise assortment displays.

At approximately 43,000 square feet, the Herald Square store location will provide a quick trip shopping experience with a curated assortment mix, including:

  • Inspiration and style will be emphasized off of the 34th Street entrance, with apparel and accessories.
  • Convenient grab-and-go food and beverage items conveniently located off of the 33rd Street entrance. Additional grocery, including a robust, fresh assortment will be available in the store’s lower level.
  • Convenient self-checkout lanes will also be located on the store’s first level.
  • Apparel for the whole family
  • Stationery and home items dedicated to refreshing small living spaces
  • Open market grocery department
  • Health, personal care and beauty products
  • Services will include a CVS Pharmacy and Order Pickup

In addition to the new store’s robust product assortment, Target’s Order Pickup service the ability to buy online and pick up in store – will provide guests with the convenience of having their orders ready within one hour for pickup and the security of having online orders shipped to, and held at, the store.

The addition of the Herald Square store location is exciting for Target as we expand our footprint with small-format stores in Manhattan,” said Mark Schindele, Senior Vice President, Properties. “Not only will we be able to serve the thousands of working professionals that travel through Herald Square each day, but we’ll have the opportunity to showcase Target’s exclusive brands and compelling offers for the many tourists from around the world who shop in this vibrant neighborhood in Manhattan.

Target’s new 34th Street location concludes ESRT’s plans for the successful redevelopment of storage space, office, and retail into 90,000 square feet of retail,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. “Target joins Sephora and Foot Locker at the best location on the 34th Street retail corridor, which spans from the Empire State Building to 7th Avenue. We are delighted to partner with Target and deliver once again to ESRT shareholders the bottom line results of our embedded growth.

Landlord representation was provided by Fred C. Posniak and Shanae Ursini of ESRT, along with Joanne Podell, Ian Lerner and Mary Clayton of Cushman and Wakefield. Peter Ripka, Richard Skulnik and Jeffrey Howard of Ripco Real Estate were Target’s broker representation.

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Acclaimed Fashion Designer Isaac Mizrahi Is The Subject of First Museum Exhibition in March 2016

Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi, 2015. Photo Credit: Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

The Jewish Museum will present the first museum exhibition focused on Isaac Mizrahi, the influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur. On view from March 18 to August 7, 2016, this survey exhibition explores Mizrahi’s unique position at the intersection of high style and popular culture.

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Isaac Mizrahi takes a bow on the runway with his models at the showing of his 1997 Spring collection in New York Thursday Oct. 31, 1996. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

While best known for his clothing design, Mizrahi’s creativity has expanded over a three decade career, moving beyond fashion to embrace acting, directing, set and costume design, writing, and cabaret performance. Beginning with his first collection in 1987 and running through the present day, Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History weaves together the many threads of Mizrahi’s prolific output, juxtaposing work in fashion, film, television, and the performing arts.

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Behind the scenes, preparing the spring 2010 collection; Mizrahi’s design process is intense and at times hilarious, with many rounds of fittings and much impromptu experimentation. Credit Line: Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

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The Real Thing, Coca-Cola–can paillette dress, spring 1994. The Coke can makes an improbable appearance on the runway: Mizrahi used an elaborate process to create these custom paillettes from real Coca-Cola cans. He worked with the charity We Can, which employed homeless New Yorkers to collect cans to recycle; these were shipped to the sequin-maker Langlois-Martin in Paris, where they were cut into paillettes that were then sent to India to be beaded onto dresses. The result is a high-fashion, nearly weightless modern take on a ubiquitous American icon. Credit Line: Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

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Spring-Heeled Heels, leather, metal, spring 2010. Credit Line: Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

Mizrahi’s inventive and provocative style brings complex issues into the arena of fashion, igniting a spirited discourse about high versus low, modern glamour, and contemporary culture. His runway shows were cast with unconventionally beautiful models of all ethnicities, dressed in Star of David belts, Western wear infused handmade lace, Adidas sneakers in place of high heels, handbags worn as hats, or a humble cotton undershirt paired with a floor-length taffeta skirt. Uniting opposites is a Mizrahi signature, which can be seen in his many combinations of evening and sportswear, formal and casual, couture and mass market.

Mizrahi’s outsized personality, loquacious charm, and innate sense of timing have made him a beloved figure, appearing in living rooms across the country through his numerous film and television cameos, as a judge on Project Runway: All-Stars, and on his current show on the QVC network Isaac Mizrahi Live!.

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Elevator Pad Gown, grosgrain-ribbon bodice, quilted silk and lamb’s-wool skirt, spring 2005. Workhorse elevator padding used by movers inspired Mizrahi. He appropriated the quilting technique, but elevated the shipping blanket in a patchwork of blue, green, gray, and silver silk Credit Line: Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

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Blossom Blazers, double-silk gazar jackets with ruffle collar, silk crepe pants, spring 1991. “I tried to take the silliest things, like ruffles, and toughen them up,” Mizrahi notes. Here, ruffles are writ large, recalling the Elizabethan ruff and giving structure to a decorative element. The jacket was produced in pink, orange, or aquamarine. The aim was to turn a daywear blazer into an article of evening dress.” Credit Line: Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

Isaac Mizrahi was born in 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. Raised in a Jewish family, he attended the Yeshiva of Flatbush before transferring to New York City’s High School for the Performing Arts (he was a featured  extra in the groundbreaking film, Fame, based on the school) and then Parsons School of Design. He entered the New York fashion scene in the late 1980s; his clothing line, Isaac Mizrahi New York, debuted at Bergdorf Goodman in 1986. In 1989 he received the Perry Ellis Award for Emerging Talent and was named Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Womenswear Designer of the Year, an award he won again in 1991.TJM_660-Mizrahi_F062-UnzippedPoster.jpg

Unzipped, a riotous, witty, and insightful documentary about the making of his fall 1994 collection, earned Mizrahi and the director, Douglas Keeve, the 1995 Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. When his fashion house closed in 1998, Mizrahi followed other passions in theater and dance, designing costumes and sets for Mark Morris and Twyla Tharp and winning a 2002 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design for a Broadway revival of Clare Boothe Luce’s The Women. In 2003 he was the first fashion designer to launch a line of well-designed, affordable clothes in collaboration with Target.

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High/Low: a 2003 ad for IM for Target made the point. Credit Line: Courtesy of Target Corporation

Today he stars in Isaac Mizrahi Live!, a call-in home-shopping TV show that airs weekly on the QVC network. He also appears as a judge on Project Runway All Stars. Mizrahi has directed and narrated “Peter and the Wolf” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, directed and designed “The Magic Flute” and “A Little Night Music” for the Opera Theater of Saint Louis, and worked the red carpet at the Oscars and Golden Globe Awards. He is currently at work on a television series and memoir.

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SAN FRANCISCO BALLET ; Program C: Beaux: Mark Morris. choreographed by Mark Morris, San Francisco Ballet, 2012. Lonnie Weeks and Pascal Molat at Sadler’s Wells, London, UK ; 2012 ; Credit: Photograph by Marilyn Kingwill, image provided by ArenaPAL.

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Blackbird, Star of David belt, ostrich-feather hood, stretch wool jersey bodysuit, stretch wool jersey pants, suede and brass belt, fall 1991. Mizrahi irreverently puts symbols to work as part of the religious, political, and cultural mash-up of the fall 1991 collection. “If crosses are everywhere, why not make the Star of David ubiquitous too? Just another thing?” Credit: Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History will be organized thematically, exploring key trends in Mizrahi’s work—from the use of color and prints to his witty designs that touch on issues of race, religion, class, and politics. The core of the exhibition will feature iconic designs from the Isaac Mizrahi New York clothing label (1987–98), the “semi-couture” collections (2003–11), and his trailblazing line for Target (2002–8). Continue reading

Los Angeles LGBT Center To Honor Jane Fonda, With Award Presented By Lily Tomlin at 46th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards

Screenwriter Ron Nyswaner to be Presented Award By Frances McDormand

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 46TH Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards Saturday, November 7, At The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is proud to announce that two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner will be honored at the Center’s 46th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards on November 7 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Fonda will receive the award from the incomparable Lily Tomlin, her co-star in the hit show, Grace and Frankie. Nyswaner’s award will be presented by Frances McDormand.20060425154119

Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center’s more than 500 employees and 3,000 volunteers provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.

One of the nation’s premier LGBT charity events, the Center’s Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards will bring together more than 1,200 LGBT people and their allies to enjoy cocktails, dinner, and entertainment, while celebrating inspirational honorees who exemplify courage, compassion, and a relentless tenacity for creating positive change in the world. The evening also features an extensive silent auction that includes high-end items, packages, and experiences.

This honor means a lot to me. The work that the Center does for the LGBT community, its children, and extended families is profound and essential,” said Fonda, who will soon appear in director Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth.

Fonda became a friend and ally to the LGBT community at a time when celebrities advocating for LGBT rights was almost unthinkable. She campaigned with Harvey Milk against California’s anti-LGBT Briggs Initiative, fought Anita Bryant – the notorious activist who demonized LGBT with a campaign to repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance in Florida – and has been a lifelong supporter of the LGBT community and champion for human rights.

“Since long before I worked with Jane, I was in awe of her energy, activism, and generosity,” said Tomlin. “Three decades later, I am still in awe of her and feel truly privileged to bestow this well-deserved honor. She has earned this over and over and over in her lifetime.

Nyswaner is an openly gay writer, producer, documentary filmmaker, activist and pioneer in LGBT-related films. He’s the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Philadelphia, the first major studio film to address homophobia and AIDS, and is the winner of a Peabody Award for his film Soldier’s Girl, which tells the true-life story of transgender heroine Calpernia Addams. More recently he wrote Freeheld—starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page—the groundbreaking story of a woman’s struggle to win her lesbian partner’s pension benefits after she’s diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is also the co-creator of the Nyswaner/Salzman Film Archive, the fourth largest LGBT film archive in the United States.

Sponsors of the Center’s Anniversary Vanguard Awards include DIAMOND SPONSOR: Wells Fargo; PLATINUM SPONSORS: AT&T DirecTV and The Palette Fund; GOLD SPONSORS: Anita May Rosenstein Foundation, American Airlines, Comcast NBCUniversal, Nordstrom, Bloomberg Philanthropies, General Motors, U.S. Bank, Van Fletcher & Skip Paul, Southern California Gas Company, Barry McCabe, PacFed, Greg Fullmer/Danny Hawkins/Douglas Dyakon, Curt Shepard & Alan Hergott, and Lionsgate; SILVER SPONSORS: The Huntington, Ralphs/Food4Less, Union Bank, Target, Out@WB, The David Bohnett Foundation, Johnson Controls, The Hyatt Regency Century City Plaza, LabCorp, Rose Greene, Nihon Kohden, UTA Foundation, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.; IN-KIND SPONSORS: Pride.com & The Advocate, LA Pride, Stoli, Pasquini Coffee, and Lesbian News; and OFFICIAL WINE SPONSOR: Kobler Estate Winery

Additional participants and attendees will be announced in the coming weeks. Please visit www.lgbtvanguardawards.org for additional information including details on how to purchase tickets.

Express Yourself with Eddie Borgo for Target

When Target announced its latest designer collaboration with Eddie Borgo, who’s crafted a first-of-its-kind limited-edition collection of customizable jewelry, accessories and wall art, in late May, the excitement couldn’t be contained.

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Eddie Borgo

Eddie has an amazing eye, and we love the ingenuity and quality of craftsmanship of this collection,” said Kathee Tesija, Chief Merchandising and Supply Chain Officer for Target. “Our guests are looking for ways to personalize their look and express their individual sense of style, and this line gives them the ability to do just that through beautifully designed jewelry and accessories that feel incredibly luxurious.”

Poppy Delevingne, face of the campaign, poses with designer Eddie Borgo

Poppy Delevingne, face of the campaign, poses with designer Eddie Borgo

The collection features the designer’s signature aesthetic – geometric shapes and symbols inspired by sculptural art and architecture – and on-trend textures, colors and finishes (think silver, gold and rose gold combined with materials like hand-poured resin, brass mesh and chains). It gets even better; the best part of this collection is how easy it is to custom-create your own unique pieces! Simply select a jewelry or accessory item, such as a handbag, necklace or earrings, and style it with a variety of components, including charms, studs and totems.

When designing this collection, I was inspired by the idea of modernizing the 1960s and 1970s craft culture and empowering people to be creative,” said Borgo. “It’s been exciting to bring the spirit of this collection to life, and I can’t wait to see how Target’s guests make it their own.”

Now with the launch of the collection only days a way, the company has released the Eddie Borgo for Target Look Book and and it’s not just the galaxy-inspired disc bags and backpacks that have people calling the collection “out of this world.” Priced from $7.99 to $49.99 the Eddie Borgo for Target collection will be available at select Target stores and Target.com beginning July 12.

Target and Joseph Altuzarra Announce Fall 2014 Collaboration

Limited-edition collection to include apparel, accessories and shoes for the modern, sophisticated woman

Target Corporation announced it is partnering with Joseph Altuzarra – a luxury fashion brand known for merging femininity, sophistication and practicality – on a limited-edition collection of women’s ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes. The collection will be available Sept. 14 at most Target stores in the United States and Canada, as well as http://www.Target.com. Additionally, an edited assortment of the Target collection will be available globally at NET-A-PORTER.COM.

Joseph Altuzarra by Simon Cave

Joseph Altuzarra by Simon Cave

The Altuzarra brand is celebrated for embodying a combination of French sophistication and American ease, appealing to refined, independent women. Season after season, the Altuzarra brand continues to grow in popularity, with a strong celebrity following including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Bosworth, Cameron Diaz, Michelle Dockery and Cate Blanchett, among others. Born in Paris and raised by a Chinese-American mother and French father, Joseph attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and remained in the United States to begin his design career in New York City. His multicultural influences and early work with prominent designers led him to establish his namesake line in 2008. From there, Joseph quickly became a fashion force, receiving numerous prestigious awards and nominations.

In January 2010, he was the recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and Fashion Group International’s Rising Star of the Year Award. He also received the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2011 and the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear Design in 2012. Last night at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, he was announced as the winner of the 2014 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award, as voted upon by members of the CFDA and other eligible voters.

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

This fall, Altuzarra’s aesthetic arrives at Target, empowering women to discover the transformative power of fashion at affordable prices. The collection features a mix of iconic Altuzarra silhouettes with designs created specifically for Target. It includes nearly 50 items, ranging in price from $17.99 to $89.99 for apparel and lingerie, and $29.99 to $79.99 for shoes and accessories.

As a designer, I believe firmly in the transformative power of fashion. It has the ability to not only change how you look, but also how you feel,” said Joseph Altuzarra, the brand’s designer and creative director. “I’ve admired the elegance that Target brings to fast fashion. By working together on this capsule collection, we hope to instill a sense of power, confidence and beauty in women everywhere.”

Altuzarra for Target Maxi Swiss Dot Sketch

Altuzarra for Target Maxi Swiss Dot Sketch

We’re always on the hunt for designers who we believe will inspire our guests,” said Trish Adams, executive vice president of apparel and home, Target. “Joseph’s passion for making women feel confident in their fashion choices is unrivaled, and this fall, Target’s guests can experience his signature style at prices that are almost too good to be true.”

We are thrilled to be a part of this collaboration with Target and Altuzarra,” states Alison Loehnis, president, NET-A-PORTER.COM. “The collection is everything we have come to expect from Joseph’s aesthetic – chic, sophisticated and modern. We are so excited to offer NET-A-PORTER customers an opportunity to own these fabulous pieces.

More information about Altuzarra for Target is available on ABullseyeView.com. Guests can join in on the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #AltuzarraforTarget.

Target Redefines Top Holiday Kids’ Gifts List and Introduces a Gift Detective to Make List Building More Fun

Target® Corp. is guiding parents through the all-important holiday shopping season with an expanded top kids’ gifts list and a host of online and in-home resources. The retailer is also enlisting advice from a former CIA officer on using family friendly intelligence techniques to find out what kids really want.

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For the first time, electronics, video games and sporting goods join toys on Target’s list of items that kids will be coveting this year. Favorites topping kids’ wish lists include the Target exclusive LEAPFROG LEAPPAD2, DISNEY PRINCESS ENCHANTED BUNDLE, RAZOR LIGHTED-WHEEL A SCOOTER, BEATS SOLO ON-EAR HEADPHONES and more.

In addition, Target is helping parents follow their kids’ clues to find the perfect gifts by partnering with Jonna Mendez, a former CIA officer and mom who will serve as a KIDS’ GIFT DETECTIVE. Inspired by her years of CIA experience, Mendez will offer fun tips and playful techniques to help parents of kids who may not share exactly what they want. Throughout the holiday season, guests can visit www.ABullseyeView.com to access a video series where popular mom bloggers work with the KIDS’ GIFT DETECTIVE to put their sleuthing skills to the test.

Before parents can start shopping for holiday gifts, they need to solve the puzzle of what their kids want most – which often extends beyond the toy aisles,” said Scott Nygaard, senior vice president, merchandising, hardlines, Target. “Target offers guests tools to build their lists, including a dedicated online portal, our annual kids’ gifts catalog and the Kids’ Gift Detective, who brings some lighthearted fun to list building.”

KIDS GIFTING TOOLS AND RESOURCES

For guests to easily browse and purchase their kids’ coveted gifts, www.Target.com/KidsGifts will be a go-to source this holiday. This dedicated page will showcase the season’s must-have gifts and allow guests to view thousands of products by sorting by age, gender, brand or character to quickly find their kids’ wish list items.

Target’s annual kids’ gift catalog will arrive in homes and on www.Target.com in early November and will feature more than 400 items throughout the store, including toys, sporting goods, electronics, entertainment items, apparel and accessories. The catalog features special pricing to give guests the best value on top kids’ gifts this year, and coupons that can be used on a guest’s total purchase. Guests who shop with a Target REDcard will save an additional 5 percent off gift prices in the catalog, in stores and at Target.com. Through Nov. 27, guests will also receive free shipping on every catalog item when ordered from www.Target.com.

TARGET’S TOP KIDS’ GIFTS

Target partnered with the top manufacturers to identify the hottest kids’ gifts for the season. This year, Target’s top kids’ gifts list features Target exclusives and brand favorites like BARBIE, BEATS, LEAPFROG, MONSTER HIGH, NERF, RAZOR, XBOX, and includes selections for boys and girls of every age.

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  • Disney Sofia The First 10″ Doll (Target Exclusive)
  • Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Klip Klop Stable
  • Furreal Friends Cuddles My Giggly Monkey
  • Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo

4 Years to 6 Years

  • 4-pk. Disney Planes Die-Cast Gift Set (Target Exclusive)
  • LeapFrog LeapPad2 Disney Princess Enchanted Bundle (Target Exclusive)
  • Imaginext Justice League Javelin (Target Exclusive)
  • Disney Frozen Anna or Elsa Dolls Toddler Dress Gift Sets (Target Exclusive)
  • Angry Birds Go Pirate Ship
  • Fisher-Price Octonauts Octopod Play Set
  • Kidtrax SRT Viper 6-Volt Ride-On Car
  • Lalaloopsy Loopy Hair Doll
  • LEGO Friends Downtown Bakery
  • Barbie Dream House
  • MEGA Bloks Hot Wheels Super Stunt Test Facility
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles R/C Shellraiser
  • Zoomer

7 Years to 9 Years

  • Monster High Power Ghouls Doll (Target Exclusive)
  • 6-pk. Marvel Titan Heroes (Target Exclusive)
  • Razor Lighted-Wheel A Scooter (Target Exclusive)
  • 2-pk. Skylanders Swap Force (Target Exclusive)
  • LEGO Chima Equilas Ultra Striker (Target Exclusive)
  • Transformers Beast Hunter Beast Fire Predaking Dragon (Target Exclusive)
  • Furby Boom
  • NERF Elite RapidStrike CS-18 Blaster
  • Hot Wheels Triple Track Twister
  • Flutterbye Flying Fairy

Kids’ 10 Years and Up

  • Air Hogs Atmosphere
  • Beats Solo On-Ear Headphones
  • PlayStation 4
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Spy Gear Panosphere 360 Spy Cam
  • Xbox One

$5 Million for Education Up for Grabs Through the 2013 Give With Target Program

Target and celebrity partners ask guests to help give to schools by voting through Facebook

Target Corp. is pleased to announce today the return of its Give With Target Program, through which the company will donate up to $5 million to schools across the country. New this year, Target is inviting its guests to allocate the full donation—double the amount designated by guests last year—to schools of their choice. Give With Target helps ensure that teachers and students have the resources they need to start the new year off right.

Target has enlisted a group of celebrity partners to help rally votes for schools. The Give With Target “Class of 2013,” in Give-With-Target-logo2alphabetical order, includes:

– Actress and television personality, La La Anthony

– Country music recording artist and 2013 Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year,” Luke Bryan

– Award-winning actress and activist, Sophia Bush

– U.S. gymnast and 2012 two-time Gold Medal Olympic All-Around champion, Gabrielle Douglas

Super Bowl and “Dancing With The Stars” champion and community advocate, Donald Driver

Guests can visit Target’s FacebookHYPERLINK “http://givewith.target.com/” page to vote for a school of their choice once per week. Once a school has received 25 votes, Target will donate $1 per vote, with a maximum donation of $10,000 per school. The campaign runs through Sept. 21, or until the full $5 million has been allocated.

At the end of the campaign, the school that reaches 10,000 votes first or receives the highest number of votes also will receive a special celebration, which will include appearances by members of the Give With Target “Class of 2013,” a live musical performance and more.

The response to last year’s Give With Target program was overwhelmingly positive, and we are excited to invite our guests to designate $5 million to their schools this year,” said Laysha Ward, president, community relations, Target. “By rallying communities across the country in support of education, Target is playing a role in helping put more kids on the path to high school graduation.”

Target’s guests impacted more than 30,000 schools through the Give With Target program in 2012. Schools that received donations used the funds to purchase classroom resources they needed most, including electronics, school and office supplies and storage/organization products. Give With Target is part of the company’s commitment to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015.