To support their mission Target is guided by their commitment to great value, the community,
diversity, and the environment.
To begin with, Target gives $2 million every week to schools. Target plays an active role in
supporting education, especially early childhood reading.
Target sponsors programs, exhibits, and performances that support artistic and cultural
experiences. To enhance the communities Target serves, they are committed to preventing
family violence, disaster preparedness, and relief services.
To support these claims of theirs: Target has donated over $200 million through their Take
Charge of Education Program. Target also provides books for doctors and nurses to provide
their patients through their Reach out and Read program.
Every Thursday and Friday at the Art Institute in Chicago, there are free lectures and
workshops from 5-9p.m. compliments of Target. In 2005 Target received the Corporate
Citizenship in the Arts Award from Americans for the Arts.
Target House provides free, full-equipped two- bedroom apartments for patients receiving
treatment at St. Jude Children’s Hospital for 90 days or more.
Target has also teamed up with the National Association of Town Watch/National Night Out.
This helps promote safer neighborhoods. The other companies or organizations that Target
has teamed up with are: National Domestic Violence Hotline, Prevent Child Abuse America,
American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
Target.com, (n.d.). Retrieved Nov. 30, 2008, from http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031765
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