Target is a longtime champion of UNICEF USA’s work to help save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children. As a Presenting Sponsor of UNICEF Kid Power, Target committed $6.5 million to help the program expand over three years. Kids who participate in the program get active to "unlock" Read-to-Use Therapeutic Food packets that UNICEF provides to malnourished children. To date, the program has empowered over 1 million kids to help their peers around the world by living more active lives.
Target also supports emergency relief. After COVID-19 hit in 2020, Target donated $1.25 million to support UNICEF’s work to End The Pandemic, which focuses on ensuring fair, equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Target's support included $500,000 to help UNICEF provide oxygen and rapid testing during India’s devastating second wave.
Through its partnership with UNICEF USA, Target aims to build upon the expansive nature of its business and value chain, and help drive progress toward the global Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on those areas where it can make the greatest contributions.
For example, in an effort to improve workplace conditions across the global supply chain, Target is funding interventions designed to promote child-friendly business practices that benefit factory workers in Vietnam.