In our communities around the world, there are families in poverty who struggle to overcome the challenges of everyday life and meet their basic needs. We understand the importance of a warm meal, clean clothing, and a safe place to sleep and the impact that can have on families. This is why we are passionate about supporting non-profit organizations that help fill these critical basic needs for vulnerable families.
In 2017, our community efforts supported more than 1,800 non-profit organizations worldwide. Some examples of the programs we supported include:
In the U.S., TJX supports Cradles to Crayons, which serves children from birth through age 12 living in homeless shelters or low-income situations, and provides them with high-quality, essential items they need to thrive. In 2017, Associates participated in volunteer and collection events, donating and processing clothing items, and stuffing 40,000 backpacks with school supplies and notes of encouragement during the annual Backpack-A-Thon.
In Canada, we continued our longstanding relationship with the Daily Bread Food Bank, which provides food and support to nearly 200 food programs throughout Toronto. In fact, TJX Canada is the largest provider of food relief in the Greater Toronto area, and our Associates volunteer their time, sorting and managing food for school lunches, among other projects.