// TK Maxx & Homesense create a £1.7m programme amid the Covid-19 pandemic
// Programme includes donations to local grassroots charities & the British Red Cross Disaster Relief Alliance
In line with many other retailers, the TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation has created a £1.7 million programme in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The fund includes a special Community Fund of £1 million, dedicated to the funding of local grassroots charities which are mobilising in the fight against the virus.
“All our European associates – from our stores, to our processing centres and offices – will have the opportunity to nominate local charities who are supporting the most vulnerable in their communities to receive a grant from this fund.” TJX Europe president Louise Greenless said.
The second part of the scheme is a Tackle Covid-19 Fund of £700,000 which will see donations to mental health charities and NHS Charities Together in the UK and the Red Cross in Poland, Germany and Ireland.
It also includes 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 retail workers.
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 outbreak around the world.