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 Jackson, TN in January 2010 to further enhance cancer services to the people of West Tennessee. This facility 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. Since 2014 Kirkland's has donated nearly $100,000 through corporate donations and employee fund raising.
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. We have sponsored families attending the Center For Courageous Kids for over 10 years and have been supporting the Charles Davis Foundation at Christmas since 2010.
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. In the spring of 2017 Kirkland's sponsored a Master Build and employees volunteered for 8 days of construction. We also partnered with the home owner and helped decorate the home. This year we will continue to partner through sponsoreships and vounteering.
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.
Kirkland’s is proud to announce our newest sponsorship for 2018 with the Brightstone organization. For more information, visit their website at the following link:www.brightstone.org
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, includes occupancy sensors throughout the facility, and recycles.