We believe everyone deserves a safe and secure home free from abuse, which is why TJX supports domestic violence prevention organizations at the national, state, and local levels in the U.S. and Canada. We specifically fund programs that provide a safe haven for those fleeing domestic violence, along with the tools they need to rebuild their lives.
Marshalls has supported the National Domestic Violence Hotline for over 25 years, even before it was part of TJX, through programs like Shop Til It Stops and Take a Stand. The TJX partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline began in 2009 with our first foundation grant and continues to this day. The Hotline is a free 24/7 helpline that serves as a vital link to safety for an estimated 324,000 people annually who are affected by domestic violence.
In 2017, in addition to Hotline support, TJX awarded domestic violence program grants for public awareness campaigns – programs such as the “Take a Stand” campaign on Alabama college campuses; the “Peace Begins at Home” specialized license plate campaign in Virginia; and the “Breaking up with Bad Love” campaign developed by teens for teens in Illinois.
For nearly 15 years, Winners and HomeSense have supported the Canadian Women’s Foundation through in-store fundraising and corporate giving. Ranked one of the largest women’s foundations in the world, the Canadian Women’s Foundation empowers women and girls in Canada to move out of violence and poverty and into confidence and leadership. It serves about 6,300 women and children in shelters each night. Each year, Winners and HomeSense offer a unique product line, “Shop for GEN1,” to specifically raise funds for the Canadian Women’s Foundation. The line has been well received, and proceeds benefit over 450 emergency shelters and violence prevention programs in Canada funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, positively impacting women like Rose.
“Giving up and returning to a life of abuse would have surely put me in the grave. I was determined to make it on my own. I took an unknown step forward and left a life of fear, hoping for a more peaceful one. We are now living the life of peace we hoped for. This is an accomplishment that I am very proud of.”
Rose, Canadian Women's Foundation Beneficiary