community

We create opportunities for our team and foster economic development everywhere we operate,
every day.

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…

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philanthropy

Part of being a good neighbor is supporting communities through local giving. Our grants help more kids get involved in youth soccer programs, and provide K-12 schools support for field trips and other things they need. We also support community festivals and other events, and provide support for local organizations including food shelves, public safety partners and more.

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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. We teamed up with KaBOOM! to build more than 180 play spaces for kids across the U.S. Our volunteers pitch in to support National Night Out and other block parties. We’re 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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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.

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good to know

  • our team volunteers over 1 million hours of service each year
  • our stores have donated more than 447 million pounds of food to local food banks since 2005
  • we committed to increasing our team members’ starting wage to $11 in 2017 and to $15 by 2020
  • we’ve set goals to reduce our water use by 10% and divert 70% of our retail waste by 2020
  • we’re partnering with USSF to build 100 new soccer pitches across the U.S. by 2020

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