TMX CARES

We believe in helping people and have made it our business to care for our many communities. TMX Cares is our community involvement and volunteer initiative dedicated to supporting all of the communities in which we live and work. And if you do the math, that’s over 1,000 communities in 17 states across the country! Our Company is committed to partnering with our team members to engage in and help strengthen our communities.

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We are a team. We are one. We are the TMX Finance® Family.

The TMX Cares Fund allows our team members to help other team members experiencing extreme financial hardships due to unexpected and critical family crisis’ on a regular basis, not just during a natural disaster. We hear about our very own team members facing severe medical issues or that they have lost everything to a house fire, and we want to come together and offer support. We will not let our team members face these dire situations alone. We are family and we are here to help.

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Giving Back

We are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where we do business. From collecting toys for children during the holidays to having a book drive to support a local school system, we strive to be responsive to the many different communities we serve. We support numerous programs and services as well as partner with national groups to help make a positive impact that matters in our local communities. We achieve great things when we work together as one!

Check out just a few of the initiatives that helps our communities thrive.

THE HEART AWARD

The Heart Award embodies our mission of helping people. It’s at the very “heart” of what we do each and every day. However, there are some who go well beyond what is expected and they achieve more because of their extra effort to help others.

All participating stores and corporate departments are eligible to receive this recognition, which is awarded to the store and the corporate department that raises the most funds during a TMX Cares community initiative. Together, through our many efforts, we are able to make a significant impact on our communities, helping the people who need it the most.

WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE

We admit it. We wear our hearts on our sleeves when it comes to our TMX Finance® Family and our many TMX Cares community initiatives! We’re open and honest about our feelings towards our team members and for giving back to our communities- WE LOVE IT! The “Wear Your Heart” shirts can be purchased by clicking below and the profits we receive from each shirt or item go directly to our TMX Cares Fund. We encourage you to wear these shirts at our community events to not only represent our Company, but by wearing our hearts on our sleeves, we’re letting everyone know how much we love giving back to our communities. It’s at the very “heart” of what we do every day!

TOY DRIVE

The holidays can be a very difficult time for many families. During the months of November and December, we work extra hard to bring in donations of unwrapped toys to help make children’s holiday wishes come true! We partner with Toys for Tots® in many of our communities as well as deliver toys to local shelters, hospitals, and small organizations. Store and corporate locations across the country serve as donation drop-off points during the holiday season. If you can’t tell, we have an extra soft spot for children and we’ve made it our goal to make sure as many children as possible have a wonderful holiday!

WARM WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE

During the coldest month of the year, we hold our winter clothing drive where we accept new or gently used blankets, coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, boots, and scarves in all sizes. Partnering with One Warm Coat®, we work hard to ensure all our donations are providing warmth to the children, adults, and senior citizens who need it the most in the communities we serve.

 

FEEDING OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED

Our Company operates stores in states that have been ranked in the top 10 nationally for having high hunger rates, so each year in October, we hold our annual food drive and donate locally to food banks, after school programs, and shelters. To collect as many non-perishable food items as possible, we hold a “Can-struction Challenge” where each store and corporate department collects food items and then builds a structure from the donated items. Not only do we have fun working together and competing- we also bring awareness to our neighbors who are facing food insecurity.

TMX CARES AND OPERATION GRATITUDE

May is Military Appreciation Month and we express our gratitude for those currently serving and the veterans who have served our Country by partnering with Operation Gratitude. All of our store and corporate locations work together to bring in donations of wish list items that can be sent in Care Packages to U.S. Troops, First Responders, Veterans, Military Families, and Wounded Heroes and their Care Givers. While the items may be small, our impact is huge!

TMX Cares Stories from TMX Talks Blog

My Experience Volunteering at Operation Kindness

Submitted by: Frankie Tijerina, Product Marketing Manager Life is short. A dog’s life is even shorter. Why not fill it with kindness? For those of you that know me, and my devout love for dogs, it’s probably no surprise that I would jump at the chance to volunteer at an animal shelter. I grew up around dogs and developed a deep passion for these incredible animals. It’s not unusual to see me running down the street to pet a dog. You know that ‘Me When I See Dogs’ meme? Yep – that’s me! And I have no shame. I’m completely …

Help a Child in Need on Their First Day of School

Submitted by: Amira Mccall, Summer Intern The cost for Back-to-School supplies ranges close to $200.00 for high school and middle school students, and those supplies will hopefully make it through the first semester. Most teenagers and parents have plenty of things on their mind other than having enough money to buy school supplies, such as family, bills, and general life problems. Which makes it hard to start the school year off right. Donating school supplies will help take at least one worry away for these students. School supplies are needed all across the nation, starting in August and even year-round, …

Recovering with Help

Submitted By: Brandon Guffee, Lead Business Analyst January 5, 2018 was a normal Friday, much like any other. I was excited to get off work and start another great weekend. January 6, 2018 started out as typical Saturday. My wife and I loaded up our ATVs and headed out for some trail riding. This time we decided to check out a new trail, Rocky Ridge Ranch near Decatur, TX. After a few hours of riding, my wife and I decided we were not enjoying the trail, so we packed up and headed home. At some point between Decatur and Denton, …

The Silent Hero

Submitted by: Gwen Bulington, Director of Regulatory Operations “… has earned grateful appreciation for your own unselfish, faithful and devoted service. Your unfailing support and understanding helped to make possible your spouse’s lasting contribution to the Nation.” -General, United States Army Chief of Staff A quote from the Certificate of Appreciation that is proudly displayed in my home alongside my husband’s Certificate of Retirement memorializing twenty years of service in the United States Army. Words of which I could not have put together better myself. My husband served as a Cavalry Scout prior to and at the onset of the …

Being Robert’s Voice

Submitted by: Jennifer Mitton, General Manager Autism is a developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to people. It also affects how they make sense of the things around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. Autism doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a parent who never gives up being the voice for their child. My son Robert was 6 years old when he was diagnosed with being on the spectrum. He is considered high functioning and …

My Miracle

Submitted by: Amy Kremitzki, General Manager My daughter, Abbygail Jean, blessed my life with her presence December 27th, 2002. Things were not “smooth” for her arrival. I was very ill and she was very early. My little bundle entered my life without oxygen for the first several precious seconds of her life and they are not sure how long she was without oxygen before she arrived. Doctors were also not sure to what extent this would affect her. She was initially diagnosed with Static Encephalopathy. Which means that the brain function is abnormal and it interferes with learning, development, and …

Being a Rainbow

Submitted by: Theresa Doran, Sr. Director Enterprise PMO – Operations April 13, 2018 marks an important day, National Donate Life Month. Organ donation is something I’d thought of in passing, but never truly stopped to understand the impact it makes on so many lives until I was faced with my sister’s illness. In 2008, my sister, Dina, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Her immune system was mistakenly attacking her body affecting her liver and bile ducts. Over the years as her condition worsened, she tried every treatment plan possible including experimental treatments. To date, none of the treatment plans …

The Warm Winter Drive was a Success!

Submitted by: Maggie Yarbrough, Social Media and PR Strategist Throughout the month of February, we held our first Company-wide Warm Winter Clothing Drive. The clothing donated consisted of new and gently used blankets, coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, mittens, boots, and scarves. Thanks to the generous support of our customers, communities, and team members – we collected 11,925 items of clothing, totaling $111,895, and impacting around 549 charities. Our team really came together to make this initiative a huge success! Stores across the country held separate winter clothing drives for many years, which is why we decided it was time to …

A More Certain Truth of Time

Submitted by: Jason Broce, Director of Human Resources and Colon Cancer Survivor Some say, “growing older is a privilege denied to many”. Like many quotes of wisdom, this is one that I have come to understand, yet never fully embraced until a couple of years ago. I’ve always been an advocate of my own health. As a boy, I remember watching my Dad running, lifting weights, and hanging from his biceps, and I wanted to be strong like him. Aside from a few years in college, I’ve always deliberately watched what I ate and maintained a regular exercise routine. With …

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