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
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 …
Submitted by: Misty Spooner, General Manager *Content may be upsetting to some. Please read with caution. Domestic Violence used to be a topic that no one wanted to talk about or face. Thankfully, over the years it is now getting the attention it deserves. My story began when I started dating a guy whom I had previously dated in high school in October of 2004. Prior to dating him, I had lost my first husband to suicide and I was not emotionally stable or ready to be in another relationship, especially the kind I was about to find myself in. …
Submitted by: Misty Edwards, Senior Treasury Analyst On March 15, 2015, Misty Edwards, Senior Treasury Analyst for the TMX Finance Family of Companies, received news that would turn her and her family’s life upside down. She had to hear four of the scariest words no parent ever wants to hear – “Your son has cancer.” Misty had taken her son Cole to the doctor for what she thought was just a cold. However, the doctor immediately sent Cole for testing and that’s when everything changed. “Hearing that your 19-month old son has cancer was beyond anything I could have imagined. Then …
Submitted by: Schelley Roessler, General Manager My name is Schelley Roessler and I’m 38 years old. I’m a wife of 12 years and a proud mom of Callie, 10 and Camden, 9. In August 2010 my life was turned upside down for me and my family. I have always had health problems, but never did I think the worst of it would start at age 29. I had my daughter and son only 14 months apart. I had terrible pregnancies and my doctor thought that having children in a closer year span would help with my endometriosis after having children. However, …
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 …
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