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Target Sponsors Holiday Celebrations and Community Forums for Seniors in December

In the month of December, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and Target Corporation will host two Holiday Celebrations and Community Forums at Metropolitan Village and Mt. Zion Apartments, two local senior citizens centers. The events will feature presentations on senior services, transportation, health and wellness. Lunch, gifts and clothing giveaways will also be provided to the residents. In addition, Target will also adopt 150 needy families of the Urban League.


“We are excited to partner with Target to provide valuable information and holiday cheer to our local senior citizens and needy residents,” said Michael P. McMillan, President and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc.


“We’re proud to build on our long-standing support of the National Urban League, including its national conference hosted in St. Louis last July, by sponsoring this holiday celebration and community forum,” said Laysha Ward, chief external engagement officer at Target.  “In St. Louis and in cities across the country, we’re committed to the communities we serve by providing jobs and a welcoming shopping experience for all of our guests, as well as making philanthropic investments including the volunteer support of our local team members.”



About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,834 stores and at Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals millions of dollars a week. For more information, visit For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.


The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is a social service and civil rights organization that works to fulfill its mission of Empowering Communities and Changing Lives. Programs are offered in the areas of Economic Opportunity, Community Empowerment, Education Excellence, Civil Rights and Advocacy. For more information about the Urban League please visit our website at




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