(L-R): Custodio Gomes, Karen Medas and Daniel Trust
Daniel Trust Foundation, an award-winning youth development nonprofit organization that invests in and supports low-income students with their educational and professional goals is pleased to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from The TJX Foundation to support its high school mentoring program in Bridgeport, Connecticut and New York City. The grant was made possible by Karen Medas, a Store Manager at T.J. Maxx in Mount Vernon, New York, after she was introduced to the work and impact of Daniel Trust Foundation by Custodio Gomes, a member of the Foundation’s Honorary Board and Monthly Giving Program.
After learning about Daniel Trust Foundation and how the Foundation supports, engages, and follows through with its high school mentees and college scholars, Karen was inspired to nominate and introduce the Foundation to her team and company. “T.J. Maxx is one of the few companies I have worked for that actually gives back to the community,” Karen said. “I have been with the company for 5 years and they’ve always given back to people in need.”
“Wow! This is amazing. I am truly thankful to Custodio Gomes for being an awesome ambassador for the Foundation and to Karen Medas for introducing our work to The TJX Foundation,” said Daniel Trust, President and CEO of Daniel Trust Foundation. “Around this time last year, I set a big goal. I said to myself: ‘Daniel, in 2017, you will raise over $100,000 for Daniel Trust Foundation.’ I am happy to say, this grant just helped us exceed that goal.”
Created by The TJX Companies, Inc., the mission of The TJX Foundation is to help families who need it most build a better future—a future where families’ and children’s critical basic needs are met and where they have access to opportunities they need to succeed and thrive. The TJX Foundation is committed to serving its mission in the communities where it does business. In addition to supporting its retail chains’ cause-related marketing and fundraising efforts, the Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that provide basic needs for those in poverty, education and training for at-risk youth, and safety from domestic violence.
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, ranking No. 87 in the 2017 Fortune 500 listings. At the end of 2016, the Company had over $33 billion in revenues, more than 3,800 stores in 9 countries, 3 e-commerce sites, and approximately 235,000 Associates. The Company operates T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense in the United States.
“Receiving this grant from The TJX Foundation shows that Daniel Trust Foundation is heading in the right direction with its future plans and people are starting to realize the great work we are doing in the community,” said Custodio Gomes. “I am very excited for our growth and I invite other companies to invest in the work we are doing to impact the lives of young people.”