QUARTZ HILL – Former Cottonwood Elementary student Tiffany Alvord partnered with Target to donate $10,000 to the school in honor of kindergarten teacher Mrs. Elliott.
Alvord, a 22-year-old Internet celebrity with more than 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube, surprised her former teacher recently with a $10,000 check, presented on behalf of Target. Alvord even treated Mrs. Elliott and the class to a live performance.
The donation was made in conjunction with Target’s Thanks A Billion campaign, which kicked off Thursday, May 14. Schools across the nation will receive $25 each time a thank you note is submitted for a teacher through Target’s website, with the goal of giving $1 billion to education.
Read more about the Thanks A Billion campaign and find out how you can participate here.
When Target invited Alvord to join its Thanks A Billion campaign and choose a former teacher to receive $10,000, Alvord did not hesitate to choose Mrs. Elliott.
“Mrs. Elliott was chosen because she had a big impact on Tiffany as a student,” stated Cottonwood Principal James Norris. “Mrs. Elliott has provided endless opportunities for our students and deserves to be recognized for her hard work.”
The donation will allow Cottonwood to continue upgrading its technology as they renovate their school site.
“On behalf of Westside Union School District, thank you Tiffany and Target for helping Cottonwood enhance its educational programs for their students,” stated Westside Union School District Superintendent Gina Rossall.