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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 adds up to more than $4 million each 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:

 

wellness for all

Target's Laysha Ward joins kids at a UNICEF Kid Power school program event.

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.

meet some of our wellness partners

working toward a more equal society

Five team members in a circle under a multicolored parachute.

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.

Target team member reading with child. Copy reads 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

our community impact

Target's Laysha Ward and Brian Cornell pack boxes of donations at a volunteer event

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.

a great place to work

a Target team member helps a guest at a store

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.

our commitment to sustainability

solar panels atop a roof of a Target store provide the store with power

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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