Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hancock Elementary School gets renovated library from Target and The Heart of America Foundation

Target Corp. and The Heart of America Foundation have completed renovations of the library at Hancock Elementary School in Murphy Canyon, with 2,000 new books, new fixtures and decorations and technology, including iPads.

Ribbon cutting This year, Hancock Elementary School is one of 25 elementary schools across the country to receive a library makeover as part of the Target School Library Makeover program. Through programs like this one, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015.

The program also provided seven books for each student to take home following the unveiling celebration.

Superintendent Cindy Marten welcomed Rep. Scott Peters, California Sen. Marty Block, California Assembly Member Shirley Weber and Dr. Randy Ward, Superintendent of the San Diego County Office of Education. Principal Yolanda Lewis joined her former Hancock Vice Principal Quyen Corral (now at Central Elementary School ) and others to cut the ribbon and open the library.

In addition to the library makeover, the Target Meals for Minds food pantry will provide more than 22 pounds of fresh produce and staple foods to students and families.