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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
*Content may be upsetting to some. Please read with caution. I opened a can of biscuits, all by myself!! Doesn’t sound like a big accomplishment, does it? To almost 8 million Americans, that simple task could have meant DAYS in the protection of a dark room on high alert. Seems crazy, right? My name is Bridget and I live with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Here’s my story and what I want the world to know… I am a survivor. Make no mistakes, I spent 23 years as a victim living in disgrace, ashamed of what I had been through, …
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Isn’t it interesting how there are moments in your life when everything around that time period is a blur, but a big event happens and 10 to 20 years later you can remember that day with such clarity as if it had happened yesterday?! This was one of those moments for me. I thought it was just going to be another Sunday afternoon followed by our usual Sunday family dinner. I often came back to my parent house on Sunday’s when I was in college to have a good meal and the comforts of home. This Sunday was going to …
Everyone’s scars tell a story, what do yours say about you? For those of you that know me, wearing kimonos and cardigans have become a part of my daily routine. To many, it is viewed as a fashion trend, but it serves a more important purpose to me. In an effort to protect my skin from the sun and certain building lights, these pieces of clothing are critical to my health. I would have never expected roughly four years after I lost a close friend to her fight against Lupus, that I would find myself admitted into a hospital with …
Submitted by: James Placek, Vice President Authorized Appraiser I have had the privilege of living with my sister-in-law, Bridget Jones, since 2004. Bridget has Down syndrome, which makes her not only special, but extraordinary. She is full of love and cheer. Guess what? She is more like me and you than you know. Instead of me telling you everything about her, let’s hear directly from Bridget! “Hey everybody, my name is Bridget Jones. I’m 43 years old. Many people don’t understand what I’m all about- why I’m special. I’m human just like everybody else. Most people know that I am famous …
Submitted by: Nikki Burns, General Manager I had my first mammogram 2-14-18. I giggled to myself on the way there thinking that now I was officially old since I needed this done. It stopped being funny when I was called back for more images and told I needed a biopsy. 2 days after my biopsy, my results were in and I was asked to come to the doctor’s office. No one gets called to the office for good results. My boyfriend came with me. I didn’t ask him to come, he just told me he was going. He knows me …
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