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ASSOCIATE IMPACT


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

In the U.S. in 2018, over 30,000 Associates pledged to the United Way in our annual workplace campaign to help provide families and children with opportunities for a better 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 support our national partner, Jumpstart, to weekly participation as Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

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 2018, this group rallied together 147 teams in 35 states, with approximately 1,000 Associates participating. Cumulatively, the teams have raised over $1.3 million in funding for breast cancer research and support over the past seven years!

Winners, Marshalls, and HomeSense 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 2018, our Canadian brands sponsored seven Pride festivals in major Canadian cities, and proudly saw nearly 600 Associates walking in support of the LGBTQ community.

Across Europe, our Associates are amazing supporters of our charitable partners, fundraising millions of dollars to support thousands of vulnerable children and young people living in our local communities. During our Comic Relief Red Nose Day campaign, Associates in the U.K. organized a dancing competition and took part in mountain hikes, bake sales, mud runs, and much more, raising a record breaking amount of money.

For our Give up Clothes for Good campaign in the U.K. and Ireland, our Associates donate clothes, accessories, and homewares to support Cancer Research U.K. and Enable Ireland, a charity that supports children and young people with disabilities. In 2018 alone, our Associates and customers donated nearly 300,000 bags of goods to these charities. Thanks to those donations and other fundraising activities, we were able to make just over $7 million worth of contributions to the two charities. Associates in Ireland also organized supermarket bag packs, street performances, and fun days to raise additional funds for Enable Ireland.

In Germany, more than 100 Associates entered Dusseldorf’s Metro Marathon and sold healthy lunches at the Dusseldorf regional office to raise money for our partner, Children for a Better World. Our Polish Associates organized charity fun days, picnics, canoeing, sports events, and an auction for our charity partner Stowarzyszenie WIOSNA’s Academy of the Future, a national children's charity. They also took part in the President’s chair initiative in which children supported by the charity are invited to visit TJX to learn more about careers within the business. Associates in the Netherlands held fundraising events for their local charities – events included face-painting, a “guess the amount of tags in the bucket” game, flea markets, and fancy dress day.

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


 


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