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Fulfilling Basic Needs

Sustainable Development Goal 1 - No Poverty
Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Zero Hunger

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. This is why we are passionate about supporting nonprofit organizations that help fill these critical basic needs for vulnerable families.

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 2018, Associates volunteered at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory and participated in Cradles’ annual Backpack-A-Thon, a one-day volunteer event where over 40,000 backpacks are packed for children in Massachusetts.

We are also very proud to support Habitat for Humanity Canada to which we have donated over 150 pallets of merchandise. Habitat for Humanity Canada brings communities together to help families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat builds and rehabilitates safe, decent, and affordable homes, including single family and multi-unit houses. Their model of affordable homeownership bridges a gap for low income families.

T.K. Maxx and Homesense in the U.K. further developed their 13-year relationship with Comic Relief, a charity that supports children and families impacted by poverty and social injustice in the U.K. and the world’s poorest countries. Since 2005, our Associates, along with the generous support of our customers, have raised tens of millions of dollars for Comic Relief U.K.'s much-loved fundraising campaign, "Red Nose Day." In 2017, as the official t-shirt retailer for this biennial campaign, we raised more than $5 million to support Comic Relief’s efforts. We had an exciting 2019 campaign and look forward to reporting on those results next year.


33.3 million meals served
63,000 people who received shelter
1.3 million units of clothing donated

Making a Difference:
Feeding America

According to research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 11.8 million American households struggle to put food on the table.1 This year, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, and Homesense teamed up with Feeding America to support families in need during the holidays. Through this campaign, funds from our U.S. foundation and our customers were donated to Feeding America for distribution to just under 200 of its member food banks located in our communities. According to Feeding America, this translated into an estimated 32.5 million meals served to those in need. Throughout the year, TJX Associates also volunteered at local food banks and held food drives at our distribution centers, stores, and corporate offices. We’re proud to be having a positive impact on people’s lives…people like Liz, a single mother from Chicago.


As a single mother and full-time student, Liz knows that the challenges she’s dealing with now will be worth it when she gets her degree, but it’s hard to make ends meet and get food on the table for her sons, especially around the holidays. She’s so appreciative of the support she receives from her local food pantry.

”Without the food pantry I don’t know what I’d do during this time of year. I may not have a lot to give my boys, but they love food! So when the pantry gives us an amazing meal, I know they’re happy.”

Liz, single mother
Chicago, Illinois

Our Support Includes:


T.J. Maxx






T.K. Maxx