our local support
We're committed to the communities we serve, so when disasters occur, we partner with local organizations to help those in need and protect our team members and guests. Some of our recent efforts include:
Hurricane Florence – September 2018
Target committed up to $1.5 million to help our team members and communities in North Carolina and South Carolina recover from Hurricane Florence. $1 million will go to non-profit organizations, including Team Rubicon for disaster cleanup and recovery, GlobalGiving in support of various local non-profits, and more as we continue to assess communities’ needs. Before the storm hit, we provided an initial $15,000 in GiftCards to stores to give to the community based on needs. Our corporate responsibility team is working with non-profit partners to provide recycle bins at food and product distribution sites to recycle debris and unwanted materials. And we’re matching all donations our team members make to Target’s Team Member Giving Fund through Sept. 30, up to $500,000. The fund provides assistance to our team members facing hardship after natural disasters and other life events.
California wildfires – October 2017
We donated $150,000 cash and in-kind to aid response and recovery efforts, including GiftCards for our stores to distribute to local non-profit partners, food donations for the community, and additional cash and product donations to local organizations.
Hurricane Maria – September 2017
Target donated $100,000 in cash and products to aid residents of Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria. The donation includes cash grants and in-kind product donations to local and national non-profit partners including Save The Children to aid international recovery efforts. We worked to get products such as food, water, baby supplies, toiletries, cleaning supplies and more to impacted residents.
Southeast Asia floods – Summer and Fall 2017
Target donated $50,000 to Save The Children to aid in recovery and relief efforts for communities impacted across India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Hurricane Irma – September 2017
Target pledged up to $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to help with recovery efforts in Florida and the southeastern U.S. The donation will benefit our team members, as well as national, local and international relief organizations, including: up to $500,000 for the American Red Cross, which includes $250,000 in cash and in-kind product donations, and up to $250,000 to match guests' donations to the Red Cross; $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild homes across the southeast; $300,000 to national local relief organizations including The Salvation Army for supplies and essentials like water, food and baby products; and $50,000 each to UNICEF and Save The Children to help international communities.
Hurricane Harvey – August 2017
After the storm hit, Target donated $500,000 to local and national disaster relief organizations, including $250,000 to the American Red Cross; $100,000 to The Salvation Army; $100,000 to Team Rubicon; and $50,000 in local store GiftCard support to local non-profits to supply multiple shelter operations with baby supplies, water, batteries, personal care products, blankets and more. On Aug. 31, we donated five trailers of food from our food distribution center in Denton, Texas, to Feeding America and The Salvation Army to support the Houston and Dallas Food Banks. On Sept. 1, we announced an additional $3 million donation to help impacted team members and continue to aid in community relief efforts. As recovery efforts continue, we’re working closely with relief partners to understand what else is needed and identify other ways we can assist.
Louisiana floods – August 2016
We donated up to $400,000 in support of flood relief efforts in Baton Rouge, La., and surrounding communities. Included is $100,000 to the Salvation Army and $100,000 (plus up to $50,000 additional to match team member donations) to the American Red Cross to aid shelter and relief efforts; $30,000 to support recovery efforts for impacted local schools; $100,000+ of food to local food banks; and $20,000 in Target GiftCards to local nonprofits for additional necessities.