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Our mission is to deliver great value to our customers every day. For over four decades, our deep commitment to providing value and caring for others has helped define our culture. It extends beyond the walls of our stores and into our local communities around the world, and the intersection of these principles defines our global community mission:
Deliver great value to our communities by helping vulnerable families and children access the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future.
We are a global business with stores located in thousands of communities around the world and supporting those communities is important to us. There are several ways in which we organize our support:
At TJX, our core values of honesty, integrity, and treating each other with dignity and respect have lived at the heart of our business since the beginning. These values play a key role in our approach to inclusion and diversity and how we support the communities in which we live and work. As a business, we do not tolerate discrimination or hate of any kind.
In 2020, we committed to do more and be better. To support racial justice and equity, we broadened our global giving priorities to provide more direct support to Black communities with an incremental $10 million in funding over 2020 and 2021. These contributions have been directed to organizations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia that help expand long-term opportunities for Black people and other underrepresented groups.
The following are some of the organizations we are pleased to support:*
Many communities around the world continue to experience injustice, and we must continue to work toward a better future for all. Supporting racial justice and equity is an ongoing commitment for TJX, and while that work progresses, we remain focused in our support for other underrepresented populations as they continue to fight to access opportunities, to be treated fairly, and to have their voices heard. We focus our philanthropic contributions to help provide education and local programming, among other things, in the communities in which we live and work. We fully understand these steps are just one step on a long road to social change and recognize that programmatically incorporating this approach into our business practices is important in making a sustainable, long-term impact.
For more information on steps we are taking in our workplace to stand for racial justice and equity, visit the Inclusion and Diversity page.
*Donations in Europe are made through the T.K. Maxx and Homesense Foundation.
In addition to our ongoing charitable efforts across the globe, in 2020, we contributed several million dollars to organizations working with families in need due to the COVID-19 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., Ireland, Germany, and Poland.
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.
We bring our community relations mission to life around the world by focusing our giving on four social impact areas where we believe we can have the most impact, and are critical to helping families and children succeed and thrive.1
We are passionate about supporting nonprofit organizations that help fill critical basic needs for vulnerable families.
We are committed to helping unlock educational opportunities for at-risk and vulnerable young people.
We support organizations that deliver services to families and children when they are facing life-threatening illnesses.
We partner with programs that offer education, training, and job placement as well as help for those fleeing domestic violence.
shelter nights provided
units of clothing donated
domestic violence services provided
donated for healthcare research and patient care
young people provided access to educational opportunities
young people provided workforce readiness opportunities
1Please note that references to items accomplished or completed in this section during 2020 denote TJX's Fiscal Year 2021, which ended January 30, 2021.
Updated June 2021