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Supporting Research and Care for Life-Threatening Illnesses

Help children beat cancer. Donate clothes in store. T.K. Maxx supports Cancer Research U.K. TJX aims to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 - Good Health and Well Being

Providing real value is at the heart of everything we do at TJX, and that includes supporting organizations that deliver services to families and children when they are facing life-threatening illnesses, including funds aimed at spurring advancements in cures and care. 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 over 25 years, Marshalls has partnered with JDRF 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, walk teams, 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 an Elite Corporate Partner for the past eight years, helping to fund research that may one day eliminate this devastating 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.


$33 million

donated for healthcare research and patient care

$19.3 million

donated for cancer research and patient care

$33 million

donated for healthcare research and patient care

$19.3 million

donated for cancer research and patient care

Help children beat cancer. Donate clothes in store. T.K. Maxx supports Cancer Research U.K.

HomeGoods has also partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital since 2010 and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 2001, both leading cancer research and treatment centers. In our stores, we participate in St. Jude's annual Thanks and Giving campaign, raising funds and awareness to support St. Jude's mission to advance cures for pediatric cancer. We support Dana-Farber through the sale of patient-designed reusable bags and in-store fundraising. Read more about this program in our Making a Difference section below.

Over the years, T.K. Maxx has raised millions for Cancer Research U.K. for children and young people to help fight childhood cancer through research, prevention, and treatment. In 2019, our support included cause marketing and in-store fundraising campaigns, as well as the Give Up Clothes for Good campaign. With stars from the U.K. fashion, television, and entertainment industries setting an example, this initiative rallies people across the U.K. to drop off their high-quality, used clothes, accessories, and homeware at our stores for donation to Cancer Research U.K. The items are then sold at Cancer Research U.K. thrift shops to raise funds. Since it began in 2004, the Give Up Clothes for Good campaign has raised nearly $44 million for Cancer Research U.K. for Children and Young People. And as an added benefit, the program promotes the reuse of clothing and other items. Over the past 15+ years, over 1.6 million bags of clothing and household goods have been collected. Today, T.K. Maxx is the biggest corporate supporter of Cancer Research U.K.'s research into children's cancers, helping fund new and exciting research with a goal of helping children and young people survive cancer.

Similar to our relationship with Cancer Research U.K. for Children and Young People, T.K. Maxx and Homesense in the U.K. have been strong supporters of Comic Relief for many years. Comic Relief provides funding and services for children and families impacted by poverty and social injustice in the U.K. and the world’s poorest countries, including a focus on healthcare services that help children survive and thrive and that provide mental health care. Since 2005, our Associates, along with the generous support of our customers, have raised tens of millions of dollars for Comic Relief U.K.'s much-loved fundraising campaign, "Red Nose Day."

Making a Difference:

2020 will mark our 20th year of partnership with the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through our HomeGoods “Helps Families Fight Cancer” campaign. Each year, our Associates enthusiastically raise money for this great cause, with millions of dollars having been contributed since our partnership began. In the campaign, customers can purchase reusable shopping bags designed by a patient, with 50 cents of every 99-cent bag going to the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber. Customers can also make a contribution during checkout. Over the years, our support has also included participation in Jimmy Fund walks and various sponsorships. In 2019, we were pleased to be able to make an incremental donation to this great organization in HomeGoods name from The TJX Foundation.

Maddie's bag in stores

Maddie's Story

When Dan and Kelly found out their 6-year-old daughter Maddie’s cancer had not only returned, but that a second form of cancer had also developed, they knew they had to stay positive, even though they felt their world crashing down again. Staying upbeat wasn’t hard as they watched Maddie skip into Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic or work on her art projects with a huge smile. In fact, one of Maddie’s drawings was featured on reusable HomeGoods bags last summer.

"We spend a lot of time worried about the future, but watching Maddie handle everything so well helps relieve some of that stress. This helps our family get through each day because if she can smile through these tough times, then we can too.”

Dan and Kelly, Maddie’s parents
Patient at Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic

Our Support Includes:

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