Providing real value is at the heart of everything we do at TJX, and that includes supporting organizations that deliver services to families and children when they are facing life-threatening illnesses, including funds aimed at spurring advancements in cures and care. Our Associates, 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 more than 25 years, Marshalls has partnered with JDRF 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, walk teams, 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 an Elite Corporate Partner for the past seven years, helping to fund breakthroughs 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 has also partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 2010 and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 2001, both leading cancer research and treatment centers. In our stores, we participate in St. Jude’s annual “Thanks and Giving” campaign, raising funds and awareness to support St. Jude’s mission to advance cures for pediatric cancer. For several years, we have also sold exclusively designed holiday water globes in our HomeGoods stores, with 50% of the purchase price being donated to St. Jude. In the U.S., Associates have also continued their long history of participation in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk to raise funds for breast cancer research and support programs.
TJX Canada has supported The Sunshine Foundation of Canada for nearly 20 years, helping fulfill dreams of seriously ill, physically challenged, and abused children. Associates volunteer their time and donate money to this program. Additionally, in 2017, our Decal Campaign/Corporate Match raised more than $860,000 for the Sunshine Dreams for Kids program. To celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary in June 2017, more than 700 TJX Canada Associates came together with The Sunshine Foundation alum and staff members to form “The Largest Human Image of a Sun.” Marshalls in Canada also teams up with the Kids Help Phone, a counseling service for youth, where professional counselors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to help young people deal with concerns, large and small.
In Australia, T.K. Maxx supported the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a national organization that aims to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Together with our customers, we raise funds through a range of activities, including our “Round Up Your Sale” campaign where shoppers can round up the cost of their purchase to the nearest dollar, with 100% of the excess change going directly to Starlight’s Wishgranting program. A Starlight Wish is a once-in-a-lifetime wish for a seriously ill child and their family and can be anything from meeting a pop star, to travelling to the Gold Coast to visit the theme parks, to surfing with a pro.
T.K. Maxx has raised millions for Cancer Research U.K. to help fight childhood cancer through research, prevention, and treatment. In 2017, we raised nearly $3 million through cause marketing and in-store fundraising campaigns to help fund clinical trials and other programs aimed at advancing childhood cancer prevention and treatments. Our support also includes the “Give Up Clothes For Good” campaign, the U.K.’s largest clothing donation program. This initiative allows people to drop off their high-quality, used clothes, accessories, and homeware at our stores for donation to Cancer Research U.K. The items are then sold at Cancer Research U.K. thriftshops to raise funds. Today, T.K. Maxx is the largest corporate funder of children’s cancer research in the U.K., helping young people like Edward.
“I am now living a very happy and healthy life. I’m back playing football and will never take for granted the feeling of running on the pitch. I am very much looking forward to seeing what lies ahead.”
Edward, 18, diagnosed with Leukemia on his 8th birthday
Beneficiary of Cancer Research U.K.