At Kirkland's, we believe in providing customers with everything they need to create inspirational living spaces, but we also believe in living inspirational lives. We honor this commitment by partnering with organizations that share our purpose: To inspire and experience the warm emotions and pride of home sweet home . With our employees and partners by our side, we're making the world a more hopeful place to be, one inspirational moment at a time. See how we're getting creative with community service and learn more about our remarkable partners.
A cancer survivor himself, our founder Carl Kirkland and his wife established the Kirkland Cancer Center in January 2010 in Jackson, TN to further enhance cancer services to people of West Tennessee. This facility though, takes patient care to a whole new level. "The environment in which you fight cancer should be a source of hope," says Mr. Kirkland. "That's why we have created a cancer center with state-of-the-art oncology treatment processes and inviting areas for treatment that instill a sense of promise in everyone that visits." In true Kirkland's form, the Kirkland Cancer Center also houses a retail boutique named "Inspirations," that specializes in mastectomy fittings and accessories. The boutique provides women with emotional and physical support during cancer treatment, helping women get comfortable and feel attractive after surgery.
This is a cause that many hold close to their hearts, as breast cancer has touched the lives of some of us personally. One in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime; Race for the Cure is unique in the fact that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to go toward the mission to find a cure. To date, the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has provided more than $4 million in screening, treatment, and educational services to the women of Middle Tennessee. Kirkland's is proud to be a corporate sponsor of their efforts, and even more proud that Kirkland's employees raised over $12,000 in 2015 and have a goal of raising $15,000 for 2016.
Kirkland's aims to give hope to hearts both young and old, which is why we work with The Charley Foundation each year to help fund Camp Charley at the Center for Courageous Kids, a medical facility disguised as a camp for critically ill children in Scottsville, KY. During their stay at Camp Charley, the whole family participates in memorable activities for all ages, like horseback riding and pumpkin carving. Kirkland's makes sure that several families are able to attend free of charge. These families receive much needed support from other parents, siblings, and ill children, while creating lasting memories with one another. Kirkland's has also worked through The Charley Foundation with the Charles Davis Foundation to help bring a brighter Christmas to inner city children in Nashville for the past several years.
At Kirkland's, we believe that your home is your sanctuary-your buffer against the world. We also know that a home can be an incredibly difficult luxury to come by for many families around the world, which is why we have supported the mission of Habitat for Humanity since 2011. Kirkland's donates home decor samples several times a year that are sold in the organization's "e-Stores," where proceeds are used to build houses. In 2012, Habitat for Humanity named Kirkland's an honorary sponsor for a home built for a deserving family in Nashville, TN, and we had the privilege of taking part in the home dedication service. This year we are excited about expanding our relationship with Habitat for Humanity and hope to share more information soon!
While in the past, Kirkland's has supported individuals and numerous charitable organizations through both monetary donations and our merchandise samples. Going forward we will not support the following:
Kirkland’s believes in the value of charitable endeavors and appreciates their efforts in the communities we serve. As a company we aspire to have a caring culture and feel that focusing our efforts on these four organizations will maximize our resources and create a lasting connection with each one.
While we work with external partners to bring about change in our communities, we also facilitate a sustainable environment within the workplace. Kirkland's headquarters is Energy Star® Certified, follows green cleaning practices, uses high efficiency lighting and reduced-use paper products, and includes occupancy sensors throughout the facility.