community

One way that we are putting our business to use to positively impact people and planet is by creating opportunities for our team and fostering economic opportunity everywhere we operate, every day.

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investing in our communities

Our commitment to serving the communities where we operate goes way back … all the way back to 1946. We keep that promise alive today through our dedication to serving new generations of families.

How do we do it? By creating welcoming spaces where all families can shop and find joy. By holding hands with partners and using the voice of our brands to bring communities together. By empowering the Target family—our team members across the country—to serve and support their local neighborhoods. And that’s just the beginning…

community events

Whether it’s in our stores, on your block or at the local playground, we proudly work with partners and organizations to bring family fun to communities across the country. We celebrate the openings of our newest stores with activities for the whole neighborhood to enjoy. Our volunteers pitch in to support community nights and block parties. 

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good to know

  • our team volunteers over 1 million hours of service each year
  • we’ve supported families across the country by donating the equivalent of more than 78 million meals in pounds of food in 2020
  • we permanently raised our starting hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour in July 2019
  • more than 77% of our operational waste and 60% of construction waste was diverted from landfill in 2019

philanthropy

Philanthropy is one way that Target can address some of the toughest social and environmental challenges in our communities. It allows us to draw on our company’s strengths including our team members, store footprint, global reach, products and partners to deliver an even greater impact. We support our communities through the Target Foundation and corporate giving.

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REACH: supporting Black communities

As part of our efforts to find new ways for Target to accelerate the prosperity of Black communities, we’ll prioritize philanthropic investments and design volunteerism to address racial inequities faced by Black communities.

We proudly launched our Target Scholars Program, in partnership with the UNCF (United Negro College Fund), and will support students at more than a dozen Historically Black Colleges and Universities with scholarships.
More information about Target’s REACH efforts is available here.
 


 

volunteerism

You’ve probably seen them—our Target Volunteers in their red shirts—out lending a hand on projects that enrich their local communities. Our dedicated team members donate their time each year to causes like hunger relief, the environment and more. 

And we’re proud to ignite their potential, connecting them with opportunities to use their talents for the good of all. In 2020, a 10,000-hour commitment of pro bono services was launched to support Black, Indigenous and People of Color-owned small businesses in the Twin Cities, facilitating the donation of team member skills in support of the small business community.

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