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ASSOCIATE IMPACT


For many of our programs, Associates contribute to our outreach efforts through donations, volunteering, and conducting fundraising events.

In the U.S. in 2019, nearly 32,000 Associates pledged to United Way in our annual workplace campaign to help provide families and children with opportunities for a better quality of life, resulting in substantial funding to the United Way. Associates at our TJX corporate headquarters volunteer at a variety of events, from one-day, on-site programs, to weekly participation as Big Brothers/Big Sisters. In 2019, we were particularly pleased to extend more volunteer opportunities to our field Associates through regional volunteering at Cradles to Crayons events, participation in Jumpstart’s book distribution project, and playground building with KABOOM!.

Our U.S. Associates are also actively engaged in supporting other causes. In some cases, activities that may have started as smaller, localized efforts have now grown into more substantial campaigns that occur across the country. For example, our U.S. Loss Prevention group leads Associate participation in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks each fall. In 2019, this group rallied together 120 teams in 30 states, with approximately 850 Associates, families, and friends participating. Cumulatively, the teams have raised over $1.3 million in funding for breast cancer research and support over the past ten years!

Video of Sierra partnering with KABOOM! to build a new playground for the children of Framingham.

Winners, Marshalls, and HomeSense in Canada are also official sponsors of a number of Pride festivals across the country and have supported the LGBTQ community for many years. Each year, Associates join in the festivities by participating in community Pride parades. In 2019, our Canadian banners sponsored six Pride festivals in major Canadian cities, and proudly saw nearly 450 Associates walking in support of the LGBTQ community.

Across Europe, our Associates are amazing supporters of our charitable partners, volunteering and fundraising millions of dollars to support thousands of vulnerable children and young people living in our local communities. Dedicated community funds give Associates the opportunity to apply for a donation on behalf of a charity that they are passionate about, which last year directly impacted about 375 organizations across our communities. These included donations to children’s hospices, mental health charities, children’s cancer care centers, food banks, and homeless services.

We are very proud to have Associates around the world who volunteer their time and who are committed to doing good in their communities.


MAKING A DIFFERENCE:
FIND YOUR STRIDE


In 2019, TJX Canada launched a new community initiative, called Find Your Stride, and our Canadian Associates fully embraced it. Through the Find Your Stride program, we endeavor to help vulnerable women achieve economic independence so that they and their families can thrive in life. One of our key regional partners in this is the Women in Need Society (WINS) in Alberta. In partnership with TJX Canada, WINS in Alberta created the WINS Retail Ready program, a six-week program that provides training and work experience to enable women to find and maintain employment within the retail industry. Our Associate volunteers taught at training sessions, worked with program participants in mock job interviews, and conducted store tours.

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We’ve Got Pride!



We’re Making Strides. 55 TJX teams in 27 states in 2012 to 120 TJX teams in 30 states in 2019.

U.S. Teams participating in the Making Strides Walk to Fight Breast Cancer.


love

We’ve Got Pride!



We’re Making Strides. 55 TJX teams in 27 states in 2012 to 120 TJX teams in 30 states in 2019.

U.S. Teams participating in the Making Strides Walk to Fight Breast Cancer.

We’re Making Strides. 55 TJX teams in 27 states in 2012 to 120 TJX teams in 30 states in 2019.

U.S. Teams participating in the Making Strides Walk to Fight Breast Cancer.


Partnering with TJX Canada, Women in Need Society Retail Ready Program mock interview session.

A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT



“I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of the mock interview sessions through WINS’s Retail Ready Program. I was thrilled to be able to share valuable interview tips and best practices with the participants in an effort to help set them up for success as they take the next exciting step into a potential career in retail.”

Kristen A.
Talent Acquisition Specialist
TJX Canada


Partnering with TJX Canada, Women in Need Society Retail Ready Program mock interview session.

A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT



“I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of the mock interview sessions through WINS’s Retail Ready Program. I was thrilled to be able to share valuable interview tips and best practices with the participants in an effort to help set them up for success as they take the next exciting step into a potential career in retail.”

Kristen A.
Talent Acquisition Specialist
TJX Canada