Celebrating Volunteerism: How Target Teams Give Back in their Communities

April 11, 2016 - Article reads in
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Community is a core belief at Target, and our team members are known throughout the world for using their diverse talents to enrich their communities. Service and volunteerism play an important role in helping to solve big problems, both in our local communities and across the globe. Over the years, we’ve challenged ourselves with goals to encourage our volunteer efforts to grow … and every year our team members deliver big on that commitment.

In 2015, they donated a record-breaking 1.1 million hours of volunteer service in their communities. It’s a lot more than just a big number—each of those hours represents a team member’s passionate work toward a project or organization close to their heart. From building homes for the homeless and renovating schools, to helping out at local shelters and food shelves, to packing care kits for people in need, they’re imagining new ways to share their special talents, making their neighborhoods and communities stronger and healthier.

We celebrate our volunteers all year long. As we kick off National Volunteer Week, we’re recognizing those who lead the way, inspiring and encouraging others to get involved, too. Want to see some of the impact our team member volunteers are making? Check it out:


Break It Down Like This

In the last year, Target donated over 1,100,000 hours in volunteer service.

The estimated value of Target’s work in the community is over $25 million.

Where We Spent Our Time

55% Social Services

20% Health & Wellness (*Target team members volunteered with over 3,100 national and local health related causes and work for cure organizations)

15% Education (*Over 2,000 Schools and Education Organizations had Target Volunteers helping kids learn in 2015)

5% Animals

3% Environment

2% Arts

Building A Community

Together, we helped more than 14,000 non-profits achieve their mission.

Learn more about how team members donate their time and talent in their communities.

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