TJX has long partnered with organizations committed to helping empower women and enrich their lives. We support programs that provide services ranging from help for those fleeing domestic violence, to others that offer education, training, and job placement resources.
For more than 25 years, TJX has supported programs offering resources for victims of domestic violence in the U.S. In 2009, we began a partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline with our first foundation grant and that partnership continues to this day. The Hotline is a free 24/7 helpline that serves as a link to safety for an estimated 573,000 people annually who are affected by domestic violence.
In 2019, TJX Canada launched Find Your Stride, a community initiative with a goal of helping vulnerable women achieve economic independence so that they and their families can thrive in life. As part of the initiative, TJX Canada formed relationships with Dress for Success Canada, WoodGreen’s Homeward Bound program, and the Women in Need Society. These organizations provide support to women and families with basic needs like housing, food, and clothing as well as a variety of services, including work skills development, educational programs, and work placement. In 2020, the pandemic forced these organizations to put much of their in-person support on hold and instead offer virtual programming, including career coaching and online development opportunities. Many of our Associates from across the business hosted online training sessions to help these organizations continue to support their clients, including professional development, mock job interviews, and more. Read more about our partnership with Dress for Success Canada below.