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, we have Associate engagement programs with Cradles to Crayons in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. In fiscal 2022, with in-person programs suspended due to COVID-19, Associates
volunteered “at home” as part of the organization’s Pick, Pack and Give Back! pilot program where participants put together boxes of clothing and shipped them directly to children in need. In addition, TJX Interns
volunteered virtually to shop for and assemble clothing kits for children as a team building project during their internship cycle.
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 in their early childhood educations 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 2022, TJX’s partnership with Dimock included support for their ongoing COVID-19 response and health equity efforts, as well
as a “Stuff the Bus” program, in partnership with Save the Children, which provided more than 2,000 backpacks to children and families from Dimock’s community.
Since 2015, our U.S. retail chains 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 2022, 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 25 million meals served to those in need.
Additionally, throughout the holiday season, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods supported Feeding America through their Snowball Fight Against Hunger campaign on TikTok. Every social media post in support of the campaign helped
provide the equivalent of 10 meals to Feeding America.
Since the launch of the Find Your Stride initiative in 2019, TJX Canada has embarked on a mission to help vulnerable women gain the skills and support they need to thrive in life. Two of our key partners are Dress for Success Canada and the Women in Need Society (WINS). Dress for Success Canada provides professional attire, along with other support, to help women in need thrive in work and in life. While it has 13 locations across Canada,
with our support, Dress for Success hopes to extend its reach to new geographies. In Calgary, WINS serves as a homegrown thrift charity. Through its Free Goods Referral program, women in poverty and their families can obtain basic
needs support through a network of 80+ partnered agencies.
We are also very proud to support Habitat for Humanity Canada, to which we donated over 400 pallets of merchandise in fiscal 2022. Habitat for Humanity Canada brings communities together to help families build strength,
stability, and independence through affordable home ownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat for Humanity builds and restores safe, decent, and affordable homes, including single family and multi-unit houses. Their model
of affordable homeownership bridges a gap for low-income families.
Making a Difference:
PROVIDING COMIC RELIEF
T.K. Maxx and Homesense in the U.K. have been partners of Comic Relief, a charity that helps children and young people in the U.K. and around the world get the best start in life. Comic Relief funds hundreds of organizations
that support some of the most vulnerable people and communities in society. This includes vulnerable children and young people, people who are homeless or who have been forced to flee their homes, women and families at risk of
domestic abuse, and those struggling with mental health challenges.