Target has a long-standing commitment to demonstrating our gratitude to members of the military, veterans and their families through our popular military discount, year-round support of our team and deep-rooted community partnerships.
Every November, Americans commemorate Veterans Day as a way to say thanks to those who have served — or continue to serve — our country. Each year, we proudly extend a 10% military appreciation discount to all U.S. active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families to use in stores or online in early November. Outside of Veterans Day, Target also makes the discount available in July to celebrate Independence Day. We continue the celebration year-round by sharing team member stories of veterans and service members who bring their unique talents to Target every day.
The Military Business Council (MBC) is one of seven Diversity and Inclusion Business Councils at Target. MBC supports our inclusive culture by providing resources and support to team members with a connection to our nation’s military, and helps us identify opportunities to better serve job candidates, team members and guests with military connections. The MBC’s mission is to create a compelling and engaging community for team members to come together and support those who have served or are serving, including family, friends and allies.
Read stories from some of our team members about their incredible journeys, from military service to Target. Team member stories
Target’s support of active-duty military, veterans and their families extends beyond Veterans Day and Independence Day. We also support the community all year through community service, grants and career opportunities for veterans.
As a member of Veteran Jobs Mission, we have joined other top companies in a pledge to hire more U.S. military veterans. Over the years, our contributions to military and veteran causes have included donations of time and resources to groups including the USO, Operation Gratitude and The Mission Continues.
Target proudly serves as a supporter of Blue Star Families’ Welcome Week, a week dedicated to welcoming families into their new communities. Blue Star Families is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting military and Veteran families in the communities where they live. The Welcome Week is important to help families transition to their new communities which prevents feelings of isolation.
One of my favorite projects was helping Target become one of the first Beyond Yellow Ribbon companies, which helps connect returning service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources.
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