A key part of our communities work involves supporting organizations that deliver services to families and children when they are facing health challenges and life-threatening illnesses, including funding organizations with missions
aimed at spurring advancements in care and cures. Our Associates, our customers, and their families often have a personal connection to a health-related cause and are eager to participate in volunteer opportunities and join in
fundraising efforts that help affected individuals and families.
For more than three decades, TJX has supported the Dimock Center, a community health center recognized nationally as a model for the delivery of comprehensive health and human services in an urban community. Dimock
provides Massachusetts residents access to high-quality, low-cost health care and whole person services. Through sponsorship and Associate volunteerism, TJX has helped Dimock increase access to education and other opportunities
for more than 1,000 children and families through their early childhood education programs and family shelter. We have also supported Dimock’s substance use, mental health, and trauma recovery programs, which work to improve
access to care and critical resources to help individuals progress with their recovery. In Fiscal 2023, TJX was the Presenting Sponsor of Dimock’s annual Steppin’ Out event, which raises critical funds to support all
of the organization’s programs. Our partnership also included, once again, bringing a “Stuff the Bus” program to Dimock’s campus in partnership with Save the Children. This program provided more than 2,000
backpacks to children and families from the Dimock community. TJX Associates also supported Dimock families through TJX’s annual Giving Tree Program, which allowed Associates to donate gifts to patients and their families
to help ensure they all received something over the holidays.
For over 30 years, Marshalls has partnered with JDRF in the U.S. to improve the lives of children and adults living with type 1 diabetes and to support JDRF's search to find a cure. Through an annual in-store fundraising
campaign and support of other local JDRF events, we are helping to fund exciting new research and support programs. We are proud to have been named a Diamond Partner, helping to fund research that may one day eliminate this disease.
Marshalls has also raised funds and awareness through in-store fundraising programs to benefit the Alzheimer's Association and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
HomeGoods has been “Helping Families Fight Cancer” for over two decades in partnership with the Jimmy Fund, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Over the years, our Associates have raised millions of dollars for this great cause. HomeGoods and Homesense stores have sold reusable shopping bags designed by patients, with 50 cents of every 99-cent bag going to the Jimmy Fund
and Dana-Farber, and have also collected customer contributions during checkout. Our support has also included participation in Jimmy Fund walks and various sponsorships over the years.
For many years, T.K. Maxx customers and Associates have raised millions for Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People and Enable Ireland. In Fiscal 2023, we continued our ongoing support
which included charity merchandise sales, and our Give Up Clothes for Good program in the U.K. and Ireland. Give Up Clothes for Good encourages people to drop off their high-quality used clothes, accessories,
and homeware at our stores for donation. The items are then sold by Cancer Research UK and Enable Ireland in their online thrift shops or recycled to raise funds. As an added benefit, the program promotes the reuse of clothing
and other items. Over the past 15+ years, over 2 million bags of clothing and household goods have been collected. The partnerships have raised more than $55 million for Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People since
2004, and more than $4.3 million since 1997 for Enable Ireland to support children and young people with disabilities. T.K. Maxx is the biggest corporate supporter of Cancer Research UK's research into children's cancers, funding
life-saving research to help more children and young people survive cancer with a better quality of life.
Making a Difference:
SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES
In the United States and Europe, TJX Associates can nominate charities within their local communities to receive funding from one of our regional foundations. We believe that supporting Associate-nominated charities makes our philanthropic
efforts more meaningful to our Associates and it adds value in our local communities. In Europe, the T.K. Maxx and Homesense Foundation has supported local charities across Europe through our Community Fund. In Fiscal 2023, the
Community Fund supported more than 1,650 Associate-nominated charities, which have included focuses on education, food insecurity, and disabilities – as well as charities focused on medical research and children and families affected
by terminal illness.
“The charity I nominated for the Community Fund is Zöe’s Place, which is a registered charity that provides short break services, palliative, and end-of-life care to babies and infants aged from birth
to 6 years old living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. The staff are trained to work one-to-one with children who have a range of health needs and disabilities, giving each child sensory input
catered to their age and cognitive ability, helping them make fun memories every day. I chose Zöe’s Place because due to the restrictions put in place during the pandemic, the charity has been unable
to fundraise, which has affected the care and services they are able to offer the children and families in need of them.”
- Luke, Assistant Manager at T.K. Maxx