We’re proud to announce that the TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation will be funding a two-part programme that’s contributing £1.7 million (€1,948,000)* to help in the fight against Covid-19. This Foundation programme complements a significant donation by TK Maxx and Homesense stores of over £3 million (€3,454,092) 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 (€1,145,953)*
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 (€802,167)*
The second part of the programme is the Tackle Covid-19 Fund of £700,000 (€802,167)* 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 (€154,711)* 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.”
We're continuing to support our charity partner, Enable Ireland
Enable Ireland is continuing to support children with disabilities and their families across Ireland during these uncertain times. Dedicated Enable Ireland staff are providing essential residential, respite, community living and family support, in a way that is safe for everyone. Enable Ireland continues to provide clinical, therapy, and adult day services in new and creative ways to those that need it most. They have delivered therapy sessions using video technology, hosted online music therapy groups are providing home support programmes over email and video-calling and are providing up-to-date information for families and those in their care. Find out more.
Enable Ireland Registered Charity No. 20006617
*Correct conversion as of 27th April - xe.com
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.