Helping Build Better Futures
For more than four decades, delivering great value to our customers has been at the core of our business. In fact, providing value and caring for others have helped define our culture over the years, and these principles extend beyond the walls of our stores and into our local communities around the world. When we have considered where our community initiatives could have the most impact, it has been important to us to focus on the intersection of these principles and areas of need for vulnerable families. Our global community mission is simple:
Deliver great value to our communities by helping vulnerable families and children access the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future.
OUR SOCIAL IMPACT AREAS
We bring our community relations mission to life by focusing our giving on four social impact areas that we believe are critical to helping families and children succeed and thrive.
In addition to our key social impact areas, we also support our communities when unexpected disasters strike.
In early 2020, it became clear that COVID-19 would have a massive impact around the globe. In response, we wanted to help support those affected by the personal and economic impacts of this pandemic. In addition to our ongoing charitable efforts across the globe, we contributed several million dollars to organizations working with families in need due to the pandemic, such as Save the Children, Feeding America, the United Way, and several mental health organizations, as well as the Red Cross organizations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Poland, Germany, and Ireland.
Our teams around the world also identified other ways that we could give back, which included donating food recovered from store shelves to food banks, donating more than 10,000 masks to ”frontline” agencies, and donating television ad space for public safety announcements.
Our Approach to Giving Back
We are a global business with stores located in thousands of communities around the world. There are several ways in which we organize our support:
Foundation Giving: Through our three foundations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe (which supports programs in the U.K. and Ireland), we provide philanthropic grants to selected nonprofit organizations.
Cause Marketing and In-store Fundraising: Our retail chains conduct charitable campaigns that align with one or more of our focus areas.
Associate Volunteerism and Giving: We encourage our Associates around the world to contribute their time, talent, and resources.