L-R: Daniel Trust, President and CEO; Natalie Ortiz, Program Manager; and Djess Jacques, Digital Content Producer
This year has been very challenging for us on so many levels, but the struggles we’ve faced as a team, has inspired and given us the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with members of The Daniel Trust Foundation Community and these relationships are the reason why we are thriving.
I am happy to announce that, for the second year in a row, our friends at TJX and The TJX Foundation have awarded Daniel Trust Foundation a $10,000 grant to support our High School Mentoring Program in Bridgeport, Connecticut and New York City. A big special thank you to Karen Medas, a Store Manager at T.J. Maxx in New York, for making this opportunity possible and everything she does to advocate for our students at the company.
“The TJX Foundation strategically invests in nonprofits that address our mission of helping families most in need, build a valuable future - one where families and children are safe and secure, and have the opportunities they need to thrive,” said The TJX Community Relations Team. “We wish Daniel Trust Foundation continued success in your efforts.”
The grant Daniel Trust Foundation received last year from TJX and The TJX Foundation allowed the Foundation to replicate its program model in New York City earlier this year and I am happy to share that both programs in Connecticut and New York are blossoming. Because of generous corporate funders like The TJX Companies, Inc., this past Spring, Daniel Trust Foundation provided 610 hours (valued at $73,200) of free SAT tutoring to 19 high achieving low-income juniors in Bridgeport, Connecticut and New York City.
The 19 students are now seniors in high school and next year in June, they will receive our college scholarship at The Daniel Trust Awards, which are scheduled for June 6, 2019 in New York City at The 3 West Club and June 13, 2019 in Bridgeport, Connecticut at the Holiday Inn.
“Receiving this grant from TJX and The TJX Foundation for the 2nd year in a row is a big deal for us,” said Djess Jacques, a Digital Content Producer at Daniel Trust Foundation. “Now that I work at the Foundation, I get to see all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to help our students. Having community partners like TJX invest in our programs, helps out tremendously.”
The TJX Companies, Inc. is a leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, ranked 85 among Fortune 500 companies. At the end of 2017, the Company had over $35 billion in revenues, more than 4,000 stores in 9 countries, 3 e-commerce sites, and approximately 249,000 Associates. The TJX Companies, Inc. operates T.J. Maxx and Marshalls (combined, Marmaxx), HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post, and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com, in the United States; Winners, HomeSense, and Marshalls (combined, TJX Canada) in Canada; and T.K. Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as Homesense in the U.K. and Ireland and tkmaxx.com in the U.K. (combined, TJX International).