The TJX Companies: A Quarter Century of Engagement
The TJX Companies, Inc. is one of The Dimock Center’s most dedicated corporate partners. Through significant sponsorship of Steppin’ Out, engagement in the Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run, programmatic grants for Child and Family Services, Board leadership and Employee Service Days, TJX helps make an impact on more than 17,000 low-income individuals and families each year.
Since the partnership began in 1992, TJX’s efforts have had a marked effect at Dimock. In particular, the company’s efforts have helped provide critical resources for Head Start, Early Head Start, Early Intervention and Adult Education programs, which increase access to education and promote positive development for over 900 children and families this year. TJX’s support also helps us connect these families to primary and specialty care in our health center and behavioral health programs.
In 2017, Dimock is proud to mark two milestones: 25 years of our special partnership with TJX and the 30th Anniversary of Steppin’ Out, our annual multi-cultural gala, which engages Boston’s leaders with Dimock, raises vital funds for our work and welcomes outstanding entertainment. We are thrilled that TJX is the Dr. Susan Dimock Presenting Sponsor of the 30th Anniversary Steppin’ Out. TJX’s sponsorship will help to ensure that Dimock strengthens our integrated model of health and education services, seamlessly linking children and families to the care and support they need across campus. We are very pleased to welcome a number of TJX colleagues to the 30th Anniversary Gala Committee to share their expertise and energy in planning this year’s event.
“The TJX/Dimock relationship is a model partnership,” says Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, Dimock’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our work together impacts Dimock on many levels, from ensuring that babies, toddlers and their families have access to outstanding early education and support to providing leadership and insight on our Community Foundation Board and beautifying our campus. We are deeply grateful for this very special relationship.”
Red Sox Foundation
Delivering Change with Purpose
We are inspired by our partnership with The Red Sox Foundation, which spans almost two decades. A highlight was welcoming Boston Red Sox Owner John Henry to our campus in 2004. Since then, The Dimock Center has been honored to be one of the Foundation’s five cornerstone programs in supporting the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children and families in Boston. Through our collaboration, The Red Sox Foundation has contributed transformative support for The Dimock Center’s comprehensive programs and significantly upgraded our physical spaces. We are extremely grateful for our partnership and commend The Red Sox Foundation for their commitment to creating positive change in our community.
Dimock has been the site of several Red Sox Foundation Nation Service Days, which made a major overhaul to one of our children’s facilities and significant updates to our detox facility possible. At the detox center, the group cleaned and painted the men’s unit, including bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a hallway and the community room. In addition to the men’s unit, volunteers also painted six bedrooms in our Mary Eliza Mahoney Family Shelter and a hallway in our women’s detox unit.
Over the years, we’ve had tremendous support from the Red Sox Foundation and continue to be grateful for their partnership and dedication to The Dimock Center and our mission to heal and uplift individuals, families and our community.