Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receives $3,000 Grant from Target

August 20, 2008

Nationwide Childrens Hospital recently received a $3,000 grant from Target® that will be used to expand the music curriculum in its Primary Care Centers. Additionally, the grant will be aimed at locating music-oriented organizations for volunteers of the Reach Out and Reach program.

In 2007, the Reach Out and Read program of Nationwide Childrens introduced music as a component of the pediatric literacy program. A music educator engages children in literacy-related activities, which follows a structured thematic approach using song and instruments as the primary learning tools. The music creates a fun learning environment where parents, children and staff can all be involved.

This program allows music volunteers to introduce musical instruments, musical notes and songs to families that may not have the resources to provide music in their homes. The grant from Target will help Nationwide Childrens expand this music curriculum into other centers as well as train new music volunteers with this innovative approach.

Since 2006, Target has supported the efforts of the Reach Out and Read program of Nationwide Childrens through grant funding. This grant is part of ongoing efforts by Target to strengthen families and communities throughout the country. Since opening its doors, Target has given 5 percent of its income to organizations that support education, the arts, social services and volunteerism. Today that translates to more than $3 million every week.

Additionally, Target gives through five signature programs that are designed to inspire learning in children and families. Programs include school fundraising; grant distribution; Ready.Sit.Read!; Target House®; and a volunteer program for Target team members and retirees.

About Target
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About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at