Connecting with our community
Target is proud to be a part of over 300 communities across Australia through our stores in both metropolitan and regional areas.
This comes with a responsibility to be active members of our communities wherever possible including supporting local charities and community groups.
Target stores continued to support local communities with $18,000 through its online donation program.
Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s Buddy Bags program remained a key partnership with over $75,000 being donated through support office or collected through the sale of bags in store. The Foundation cares for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence and run programs that prevent violence and advocate for children’s safety and wellbeing. The Buddy Bags program supports children in emergency accommodation who have often had to leave home quickly because of a threat to their safety.
During Christmas, the Target UnitingCare Australia Christmas Appeal continued to support people who need a helping hand during the Christmas period. Over $675,000 was raised, $7,000 through online donations and 22,597 gifts collected around Australia.
Throughout the year, Target Store Support Office donated nearly 60 pallets of sample goods to various charities in the Geelong and Melbourne area including Samaritan House Geelong, St Vincent de Pauls and Geelong Mums.