Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,916 stores – 1,789 in the United States and 127 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/corporateresponsibility.
In 2009, Target had the honor of opening its first stores in Salt Lake and Kapolei on Oahu. Since then, Target opened its third store in Kona on Hawaii Island and a fourth in Hilo. In January 2014, Target announced plans to open its first store on the island of Maui in March 2015. The planned Kailua store will also open in March 2015 and will be the sixth Target store in the Islands.
Target has a long history of philanthropy and of being a good neighbor in the communities where we do business. We are already making an impact in communities across Hawaii in areas we know are important to our guests. We already have many Target programs in place, including:
- School Library Makeover – Target, in conjunction with The Heart of America Foundation, unveiled Blanche Pope Elementary School's (Waimanalo) newly renovated library on May 23, 2011. As part of the makeover, the school's library now features over 2,000 new books, new furniture, eco-friendly design elements and various technology upgrades, including new computers.
- Meals for Minds – Target, in conjunction with the Heart of America Foundation and local food banks, offers students access to fresh food and staples right at their own schools.
- Blanche Pope Elementary School in Waimanalo was a Meals for Minds program recipient in 2013
- Take Charge of Education – Target guests can designate up to 1% of purchases made at Target and Target.com as undesignated funds to local schools.
- 162 schools in Hawaii received funds from Target in 2013
- Give With Target Campaign
- 90 schools in Hawaii received funds from Target in 2013
- Target Field Trip Grants – Gives students opportunities to enhance their learning in arts, math, and science.
- 18 schools received Target Field Trip Grants in 2013
- Books For School Awards - $500 book grants to schools (annually)
- 5 schools received Target Books for Schools Grants in 2013
- Other Target Funded Programs:
- Hawaii Department of Education – Better Together Community Reading Programs
- Honolulu Theatre for Youth – HTY Holoholo
- Honolulu Academy of Arts – Art to Go
- Child and Family Services – Healthy Start
- American Red Cross – Hawaii Chapter
- Honolulu Police Department – Heroes and Helpers
- More than 78,000 pounds of food donated to Hawaii Food Bank
Target is thrilled to have arrived in Hawaii and we look forward to being a great neighbor and community partner leading up to, and well after, the celebration of the opening of our new Kailua store.