Says Bush, "The crisis that kids here in America are facing, with so much funding being cut in schools, has been so hard to watch, and can feel even harder to fight. Having a company like Target step up and choose to make a difference like this is so incredible. They are on track to give $1 — yes, billion with a B! — to education by 2015. That's an incredible thing."
For Bush, who graduated from the Westridge School for Girls in Pasedena, California, she credits her high school English teacher for being the one teacher that mattered most to her. "[Mr. Goss] was so vibrant and honest and inspiring. He taught me, and so many other kids, how to really analyze a story — to appreciate structure and creativity. His class changed the way I look at, and experience, stories. It's affected my whole career."
Got a school you think it worthy of some good news? Vote for your pick on Target's Facebook page. When a school receives 25 votes, Target will donate $1 for every subsequent vote, with a maximum donation of $10,000 a school. You've got until September 21 (or until the $5 million runs out!) to show your support.