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Thursday, November 23, 2017

“A Purse With a Purpose” Initiative Pays Tribute to Women Veterans

Purse With a Purpose

Nationwide — What do you get when you put the leading retail store TJ Maxx, an award-winning nonprofit organization Jackets for Jobs (JFJ), and Michigan women veterans together? You get an initiative called “A Purse with a Purpose”. For the last several years, TJ Maxx and JFJ have partnered to show their appreciation to women veterans by giving hundreds of extravagant purses with a gift card attached.

“We want to let the veterans know how much we appreciate their service to this country,” states Karen Hume, District Manager for TJ Maxx. Alison Vaughn, Founder and CEO of Jackets for Jobs, knows the road ahead for veterans is not an easy one as she states, “As the daughter of a deceased veteran, this project is near and dear to me.”

Jackets for Jobs and TJ Maxx do not only support women veterans but they have taken it a step further and distribute coats to children during the winter season.

TJ Maxx and Jackets for Jobs participated in an event hosted by Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment (www.empowermiwomenvets.com) on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Women veterans, military members, and other organizations gathered for this noteworthy event to raise awareness to support women veterans and their families. It is important to both TJ Maxx and Jacket for Jobs to foster a healthier veteran community while empowering them in their personal lives.

TJ Maxx is not only the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide operating over 3,800 stores, they know that their business touches a lot of communities, from large cities to small towns, and they are committed to adding value to the communities they serve. Across those communities, they have realized some lack and decided to do something about it by providing basic needs for those in poverty, education and training for at-risk young people, research and care for Life-Threatening Illness, and safety from domestic violence. One step to bring them closer to helping the community is by partnering with Alison Vaughn from Jackets for Jackets. For more information, visit www.tjx.com

JFJ is a year round program that helps thousands of job seekers enter into employment and has been assisting clients with employment for 17 years and has assisted 21,000 plus individuals with employment etiquette and professional interview clothes. The organization has been supported and applauded by ABC’s The View, NBC’s Today Show, and Oprah’s O Magazine. The organization has also rung the closing bell on NASDAQ twice. JFJ is funded by Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation and is charitable arm of TJ Maxx. For more information, visit www.jacketsforjobs.org.


Pam Perry
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