We’re proud that The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation is funding a two-part programme that’s contributing £1,700,000 to help in the fight against Covid-19. This Foundation programme complements a donation by TK Maxx and Homesense stores of over £3,000,000 worth of food products, that were delivered to food banks and medical charities in local communities across the UK and Ireland.
The Foundation’s programme will fund...
Community Fund, £1,000,000
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
The second part of the programme is the Tackle Covid-19 Fund of £700,000, also funded by the Foundation. This will see separate amounts donated to mental health charities (Mind in England and Wales) and frontline medical charities (NHS Charities Together in the UK) supporting those impacted by Covid-19. The fund also includes a component of support for our national charity partners to help protect their income and a donation of £100,000 to the Retail Trust’s dedicated appeal ‘CaRe20’ in the UK, which works to provide emotional and practical support services to workers in the retail industry.
This programme is in addition to a donation by the Foundation of £135,000 to the British Red Cross Disaster Relief Alliance, which helps ground-breaking global emergency response strategies and is being used to support those affected by the Covid-19 emergency globally.
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 the UK…
NHS Charities Together
Funds donated by the TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation have helped NHS Charities Together meet the immediate and urgent needs of staff, volunteers and patients – providing somewhere comfortable so they can take a break, nutritious food and drink, use of electronic tablets so patients, staff and volunteers can stay in contact with loved ones, counselling support to protect mental health and help staff and volunteers process what they are dealing with. They are also working to identify where additional support is most urgently needed by NHS staff, volunteers and patients in their area, with a particular focus on support for people who are disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 crisis, such as patients and staff from the BAME communities and high-risk groups like those living with disabilities.
Ellie Orton, CEO, from NHS Charities Together said:
“While there probably isn’t a thank you big enough for all the amazing NHS staff and volunteers, there also isn’t one for the people and organisations that have supported them to do their vital work. We’ve been totally overwhelmed.”
Funds donated by the TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation will help Mind to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone at this time. In these times, it’s more important than ever that we take care of our mental health. Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. In response to Covid-19 they’re providing practical advice on coping with staying at home, tips for employers on supporting teams and advice specifically aimed.
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.