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More Than 167,000 Fans Flock to Target Facebook Page Helping Donate $3 Million to Ten Charities
Date:5/26/2009

With over 77,000 Votes, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) Wins $797,123

MINNEAPOLIS, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In just two short weeks, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) tallied 26.6% of total votes, coming in first winning $797,123 in the first-ever Target giving campaign on Facebook(R). Bullseye Gives, which kicked-off on May 10 and concluded on May 25, 2009, invited Facebook users to visit www.Facebook.com/Target to help Target decide how to divvy up $3 million among ten national charities. With more than 3,000 wall posts* from inspired voters, the campaign also created a place for the online community to share their personal stories and experiences.

With 291,399 votes tallied, Target will donate a portion of the $3 million amount to each charity based on their percentage of votes, which included:

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - 77,427 votes (26.6%) = $797,123
  • American Red Cross - 77,118 votes (26.5%) = $793,942
  • The Salvation Army - 38,004 votes (13%) = $391,258
  • Operation Gratitude - 22,627 votes (7.8%) = $232,948
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation - 19,264 votes (6.6%) = $198,326
  • Feeding America - 15,574 votes (5.3%) = $160,336
  • HandsOn Network/Points of Light Institute - 11,378 votes (4.0%) = $120,845
  • Parent Teacher Association - 10,904 votes (3.7%) = $112,259
  • National Park Foundation - 9553 votes (3.3%) = $98,350
  • Kids In Need Foundation - 9,190 votes (3.2%) = $94,613

"On behalf of our patients and families, a heartfelt thank you to Target and the thousands of Facebook members who voted for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during the Bullseye Gives campaign," said David L. McKee, chief operating officer and interi
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