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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. We’re also the presenting sponsor of the Target United Cup youth soccer tournament, and working with the U.S. Soccer Foundation to build 100 new soccer play spaces by 2020. And those are just a few examples.

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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 87 million meals in pounds of food in 2019
  • 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
  • we’re partnering with USSF to build 100 new soccer pitches across the U.S. by 2020

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.

learn more about our giving


 

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 more than 1 million hours of their time each year to causes like hunger relief, education, 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.

see our teams in action


 

50 states of Target

From our founding in Minnesota in 1962 to opening in our 50th state—Vermont—in 2018, we're proud to serve guests across the United States.

read about Target milestones, memories and community moments in every state we call home