$500,000 to aid Japanese children

Japan may be a wealthy country, but as the death toll there continues to rise, major U.S. corporations are stepping up with significant donations and Target is among them. The company last week announced it would contribute $500,000 to Save the Children, an organization that is aiding with Japan’s earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.

“When disaster strikes, Target listens and acts quickly to provide meaningful support to people in need,” said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO, Target. “Our thoughts are with all those affected by the earthquake and tsunami and we hope our donation will aid in the country’s recovery.” 

Save the Children has already mobilized an immediate and direct response to the crisis, according to Target, and in addition to providing food and medical care the organization remains after a disaster to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs. Target said it was encouraging it customers and employees to visit the Save the Children website to learn more about the organization and ways to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the disasters.