A key part of our communities work involves supporting organizations that deliver services to families and children when they are facing life-threatening illnesses, including funding organizations with missions 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 30 years, Marshalls has partnered with JDRF in the U.S. 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 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 a Diamond Partner, 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.
HomeGoods in the U.S. has been “Helping Families Fight Cancer” over two decades of partnering with the Jimmy Fund, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Over the years, our Associates
have raised millions of dollars for this great cause. We also have sold reusable shopping bags designed by patients at HomeGoods and Homesense stores, with 50 cents of every 99-cent bag going to the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber,
and we have collected customer contributions during checkout at both HomeGoods and Homesense. Our support has also included participation in Jimmy Fund walks and various sponsorships over the years. Read more about our efforts in our Making a Difference section below.
For many years, T.K. Maxx customers and Associates have raised millions for Cancer Research U.K. for Children and Young People and Enable Ireland. In fiscal 2022, we continued our ongoing support which
included cause marketing and in-store fundraising campaigns, Associate fundraising, and charity merchandise sales, as well as our Give Up Clothes for Good campaign. Give Up Clothes for Good rallies people across the U.K. and Ireland
to drop off their high-quality, used clothes, accessories, and homeware at our stores for donation. The items are then sold at Cancer Research U.K. and Enable Ireland thrift shops or recycled to raise funds. As an added benefit,
the program promotes the reuse of clothing and other items. Over the past 15+ years, over 1.7 million bags of clothing and household goods have been collected. The partnerships have raised more than $54 million for Cancer Research
U.K. for Children and Young People since 2004, and more than $4.3 million since 1997 for Enable Ireland to support children and young people with disabilities. Today, T.K. Maxx is the biggest corporate supporter of Cancer Research
U.K.'s research into children's cancers, helping fund life-saving research to help more children and young people survive cancer.
Making a Difference:
FIGHTING CANCER WITH ST. JUDE’S
HomeGoods and Homesense in the U.S. are dedicated partners of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and have raised more than $60 million to support their lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children
with cancer or other life-threatening diseases. HomeGoods and Homesense support St. Jude in a variety of ways. In our stores, we participate in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign, raising funds and awareness to support St.
Jude's mission to advance cures for pediatric cancer. During the holiday season, HomeGoods and Homesense give our customers the opportunity to make donations in-store at the register, where 100% of the donations benefit St. Jude,
and by purchasing any of their four limited-edition globes with 50% of the purchase price benefitting St. Jude.
JAVON AND JAKAYLA’S STORY
Javon was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and began treatment at St. Jude. Unfortunately, the year his sister, JaKayla, was born, doctors found his cancer had returned.
He underwent an additional 146 weeks of chemotherapy. In 2010, his cancer returned again. This time, he underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, with his father as donor. When JaKayla was 2 years
old, she, too, was diagnosed with ALL; she, too, would suffer a relapse after two and a half years of chemotherapy, necessitating a bone marrow transplant.
Today, both kids are thriving: Javon is a college student and member of his school’s marching band; JaKayla is a high-schooler and choir member.
“Without St. Jude, my children wouldn’t be here,” said Javon and JaKayla’s mother, Lisa, who is herself a survivor of ALL. Her family is testament to the advances in treatment of ALL made
by St. Jude over the decades.