Basic Needs

Filling Critical Basic Needs Through Warm Meals, Clean Clothing, and a Safe Place to Sleep

UN SDGs: 2

In our communities around the world, many families find themselves unable to meet their basic needs. At TJX, we understand the importance of a warm meal, clean clothing, and a safe place to sleep. This is why we are passionate about supporting nonprofit organizations that help fill these critical basic needs for vulnerable families.

In the U.S., TJX supports Cradles to Crayons, which serves children from birth through age 12 living in homeless shelters or low-income situations, and provides them with high-quality, essential items they need to thrive. In addition to TJX’s financial support, many of our Associates participate in engagement programs with Cradles to Crayons where they have the opportunity to volunteer their time.

Since 2015, our U.S. retail chains, including TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, and Homesense, have teamed up each Thanksgiving season for an in-store fundraising campaign to support families in need of food assistance during the holidays. In Fiscal 2024, through this campaign, funds from our U.S. Foundation and customer donations were provided to Feeding America for distribution to 200 food banks. According to Feeding America, this translated into an estimated 28 million meals served to those in need. Through this campaign and other global efforts and partners, TJX helped provide 33 million meals to those in need in Fiscal 2024.

TJX has supported Operation Warm, a U.S. nonprofit that serves children in need through the gift of brand-new, high-quality coats and shoes, since 2003. In Fiscal 2024, across four events, TJX Associates helped to provide coats to more than 2,000 children in need. Through Associate volunteer events and funding donations that help to provide coats and shoes to nonprofit partners and high-need elementary schools, TJX continues to support Operation Warm to act on its mission of providing emotional and physical warmth, confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope for a brighter future through basic need programs and community resources for underserved children.

Since the launch of the Find Your Stride® initiative in 2019, TJX Canada has embarked on a mission to help vulnerable women access the skills and support they need so that they and their families can thrive in life. Two of our partners are Dress for Success Canada Foundation and the Women in Need Society (WINS). TJX helps Dress for Success Canada Foundation empower women and non-binary individuals to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. In Calgary, WINS serves as a thrift charity through its House to Home (H2H) program. WINS provides resources and essentials, such as household items, furniture, hygiene products, food, transit tickets, cellular assistance, and clothing to help its clients navigate through tough times.

FY24 Highlights

33 million meals provided

33 million

TJX helped provide over 33 million meals through foundation grants and generous donations from our customers.1

500,000 shelters nights provided


TJX helped provide approximately 500,000 shelter nights through TJX foundation grants and in-store donations.1

465,000 units of clothing donated


TJX donated about 465,000 products to charity organizations.

Having An Impact:
Red Nose Day 2023

TK Maxx and Homesense in the U.K. have partnered with Comic Relief since 2005 and are official retailers for Comic Relief U.K.’s much-loved fundraising campaign, Red Nose Day. Over the years, TK Maxx and Homesense have raised money for Red Nose Day through in-store fundraising and Associate donations, and by selling Red Nose Day merchandise, from which a portion of the sales go to the Red Nose Day campaign. In Fiscal 2024, TK Maxx and Homesense partnered with Mr. Men and Little Miss to create t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, aprons, and mugs to help raise funds for Red Nose Day. Since 2005, TK Maxx and Homesense are proud to have raised nearly $40 million for this worthy campaign.

1Impact data provided by charity partners.

Updated June 2024