Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,832 stores – 1,784 in the United States and 48 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. The planned Kailua store will be the fifth 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.
- Take Charge of Education – Target guests direct up to 1% of their REDcard purchases as undesignated funds to local schools.
- 139 schools in Hawaii received funds from Target in 2012
- Give With Target Campaign - $25,000 to each school (2012)
- Kahaluu Elementary School
- Maili Elementary School
- Target Field Trip Grants – Gives students opportunities to enhance their learning in arts, math, and science.
- 18 schools received Target Field Trip Grants in 2012
- Books For School Awards - $500 book grants to schools (annually)
- 4 schools received awards Honolulu Police Department, Shop with a Cop
- American Red Cross, Hawaii Chapter
- More than 74,000 pounds of food donated to Hawaii Food Bank
Since opening its first store in Hawaii, Target has also been a supporter of National Night Out, Children’s Discovery Center, Child and Family Services, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Honolulu Museum of Art, more than 40 field trip grants for schools and numerous other community efforts.
In addition, Target was pleased to donate funds to keep the Kailua Fourth of July fireworks tradition alive this year.
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.