CHERRY HILL, N.J., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After contributing $1.6 million across hundreds of communities across the bank's footprint, TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, and TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, are pleased to announce that the Bring Change initiative will continue into 2017. TD's Bring Change community program helps raise funds for charities and community members in need within TD's footprint on a hyperlocal level, with local stores serving as fundraising hubs.
The Bring Change campaign first launched in May 2015 as a way for TD Bank to give back to the communities in which it operates. So far, TD contributed $1.6 million to the communities it calls home. This year's campaign focus includes supporting affordable housing in low- and moderate-income areas, helping people recover from natural disasters, funding the arts, and developing programs that educate and inspire children.
"Through this campaign we've supported organizations that give to the homeless, cancer survivors who need help with their medical expenses, and veterans who have served our country, just to name a few, and as a brand knowing that we're addressing these types of needs makes us all feel like we're making an impact," said Lisa Gruner, Community Marketing Director, TD Bank. "Our ultimate goal is to inspire others to make a difference in their communities and we're able to achieve this through the Bring Change campaign."
Rather than simply providing a check to a local organization, the Bring Change program encourages the community to rally around an organization or individual in need, with TD store managers coordinating both a monetary and physical donation drive at their local stores. TD will also make a contribution of its own.
Upcoming Events Kick-Off the New Year of Support
- On February 24, TD Bank will host a community fundraising event supporting the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger in Brooklyn, N.Y. This organization provides well-balanced meals to more than 30,000 low-income local individuals each month. The event will take place at TD's store located at 957 Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. beginning at 9:00 a.m., and the bank encourages neighbors to come support the organization.
- On March 3, TD Bank will host a fundraising event in support of a severely injured Toms River police officer at its Point Pleasant, N.J. location. The funds raised from this event will be used to offset medical bills and costs incurred by the officer's family. The event will take place at TD's store located at 3301 Bridge Ave, Point Pleasant, N.J. at 9:00 a.m.
For the 2017 calendar year, TD Bank will host more than 100 similar fundraising events at stores across its Maine to Florida footprint benefiting local charities and individuals. For more information, go to www.TDBank.com/bringchange for up-to-date program information, including stories, photos, and news.
About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to support individuals, families and businesses in the communities TD Bank serves, The Foundation has made more than $167.3 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002 primarily in the areas of affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit www.td.com.
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