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The TK Maxx and
Homesense Foundation

The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation is pleased to be helping vulnerable children, young people and families achieve their potential. Over the last 5 years, The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation has donated over £6 million to thousands of local and national charities across Europe. 

Inclusion and Diversity

Last year, The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation partnered with 27 charities across Europe to enhance its Inclusion and Diversity agenda. In total, The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation committed to donate £700,000 over two years to charities supporting racial justice, mental health, disability and the LGBTQ+ community. The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation will continue to stand with the LGBTQ+ community and support charities in the future.

In the UK, The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation supported the LGBTQ+ community by donating to Diversity Role Models and The Diana Award.

Diversity Role Models: With the donation from the TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation, Diversity Role Models have delivered training and resources to primary and secondary schools to support creating inclusive attitudes and behaviours.

The Diana Award: With the donation from the TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation, The Diana Award have been able to deliver 10 Anti-Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Bullying sessions, supporting students and staff to reduce HBT bullying behaviour in which they trained a total of 167 young people.

Throughout the rest of Europe, the Foundation also donates to the following LGBTQ+ charities: Belong To, Projekt 100% MENSCH, Stowarzyszenie Lambda Warszawa, Hosi Wien and COC Netherlands.

 

The Community Fund

The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation funds and administers the Community Fund which enables TJX, TK Maxx and Homesense associates to nominate charities they are passionate about, to receive a donation to make a difference in their local communities.

 

Meet the Associates

Covid-19 Response

The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation funded a two-part programme which contributed an amazing £1,700,000 to charities mobilised in the fight against Covid-19:

  • Community Fund, £1,000,000: Set up by The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation, the Community Fund enabled TK Maxx and Homesense associates to nominate local charities working hard in the fight against Covid-19 and supporting the most vulnerable.
  • Tackle Covid-19 Fund, £700,000: The second part of the programme was the Tackle Covid-19 Fund of £700,000, donated by The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation to mental health charities and front-line medical charities across Europe, supporting those impacted by Covid-19.

Disaster and Emergency Response

In 2018, The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation became partners with the British Red Cross and joined their Disaster Relief Alliance. The Foundation donates £135,000 annually to their Disaster Fund which helps to fund global emergency response. So far, the funds have helped to support victims of the Covid-19 crisis, UK storms and flooding, Indonesia Earthquake, Zimbabwe Food Insecurity, Cyclone Idai and many more. In addition to this, further donations have been made to provide additional support to communities that need it, such as the India Covid-19 crisis and the recent flooding across Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands.