Several years ago, Target set a company objective to track 700,000 volunteer hours annually as a team by the end of 2015. But by 2013 team members have managed to track over 1 million volunteer hours. This big achievement was celebrated during National Volunteer Week and the team announced another dedication to neighboring communities. The new challenge was to track another million hours in 2014.
How did the team members manage to put their talents into overdrive each year? The answer is simple: they just supported those projects they love most. Many volunteers supported local schools and students. In fact, Target is committed to donating $1 billion on education by the end of 2015. Volunteers may participate in such programs as Reading Buddies, Target School Library Makeovers, Meals for Minds, book festivals and other projects that support students. In addition, Target is known for the best discount and price matching policy. To see all available Target discounts check coupon sites online.
Also Target volunteers support the annual United Way campaign. Target donated over $15 million to this project. Such work helps local organizations benefit the communities: feed the hungry, keep kids safe from domestic violence, research cures for disease, etc.
Volunteers also partner with law enforcement organizations on programs and events to keep community strong, healthy and safe. For example, a neighborhood block party helps maintain positive relationships with local law enforcement.
Target teams volunteer to help local communities recover from disasters. In 2013 Target provided over $1 million for disaster relief and Target volunteers helped clean the area after storms.