We’re proud that the TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation is funding a two-part programme that’s contributing £1,700,000 (€1,865,000)* to help in the fight against Covid-19. This Foundation programme complements a significant donation by TK Maxx and Homesense stores of over £3,000,000 (€3,289,770)* worth of food products, that were delivered to foodbanks and medical charities in local communities across Ireland and the UK.
The Foundation’s programme is divided in two parts and will fund the following:
Community Fund, £1,000,000 (€1,096,930)*
The Community Fund will be dedicated to helping local grassroots charities who are working hard in the fight against Covid-19. Associates from our TK Maxx and Homesense stores, processing centres and offices across Europe will have the opportunity to nominate charities within their community who are doing great work in supporting the most vulnerable.
Tackle Covid-19 Fund, £700,000 (€767,823)*
The second part of the programme is the Tackle Covid-19 Fund of £700,000 (€767,823)* also funded by the Foundation. This will see separate amounts donated to support mental health and front line medical charities. In Ireland these include Aware and the Irish Red Cross supporting those impacted by Covid-19. The fund also includes a component of support for our national charity partners across Europe to help protect their income.
This programme is in addition to a donation by the Foundation of £135,000 (€147,948)* to the Disaster Relief Alliance run by British Red Cross, which is helping groundbreaking global emergency response strategies and is being used to support those affected globally by the Covid-19 emergency.
Louise Greenlees, President of TJX Europe:
“Our thoughts are with people around the world who have been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. It has been brilliant to see good works, kindness and community spirit springing up all over the place. We are very thankful that the TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation can play a small role in supporting our communities at this time of need.”
Supporting charities through our Tackle Covid-19 fund
We’re passionate above giving back to our local communities. Let us tell you more about how The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation is supporting two charities here in Ireland…
Irish Red Cross
The work of this amazing charity has been essential as the impact of Covid-19 increased, requiring greater community support activities for thousands of vulnerable individuals and families all across the country. We’re proud to be supporting the Irish Red Cross.
We’re also supporting Aware, a brilliant charity which aims to create a society where people affected by mood related conditions are understood, supported, free from stigma, and encouraged to access appropriate therapies. Their Covid-19: Coping with Anxiety work provides helpful resources for managing mental wellbeing during this time.
The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales (1162073) Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (9156201) Registered address: 50 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1TX.
*Correct conversion as of 17th August - xe.com