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a legacy of giving and service

Every time we open our doors, we continue a commitment that's been growing since 1946: a brighter future for our team members, our communities and the world we live in.

Supporting communities through giving has always been a cornerstone of our business and a belief that guides so many of our decisions. Each year, we’ve given 5 percent of our profit to communities, which today equals millions of dollars a week.

We also believe that donating our time, talent and resources is equally important as the income we give. Our team members give hundreds of thousands of hours volunteering in their communities every year.

Find out more about our impact in the following areas:


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a great place to work

We’re devoted to helping our team members throughout the world live well and achieve their goals, knowing that their diverse perspectives, talents and commitment make both our company and our communities the best they can be. We support team members’ paths to health and well-being through resources, services and benefits programs for eligible team members, spouses, domestic partners and other dependents. And we develop leaders and invest in team members’ futures through career development and networking opportunities.

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our commitment to sustainability

Since opening our first store in 1962, we’ve invested in the health and sustainability of our communities. Today, we continue to integrate sustainable practices across our business with an eye on using our resources responsibly and maintaining the health of our communities. Here is one story of how we became the first major retailer to sell direct trade coffee.

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our community impact

As Target continues to grow, so does our work in communities. We sponsor wellness and education programs, arts and cultural institutions, support families recovering from a disaster and practice sustainability throughout our business—and that’s just the beginning. Take a look at just a few of the things we bring when we build a store in your community.

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wellness for all

We believe a person's wellness is just one part of their overall well-being. We want wellness to be easy and inspiring for everyone every day. That means putting better-for-you options within reach by offering the right merchandise and services.

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working toward a more equal society

We believe diversity and inclusivity make teams and Target better. And we’ll live that belief as champions of a more inclusive society by creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, cultivating an inclusive guest experience, and fostering equality in society.