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$57.7 million. That's what TD gave to not-for-profit groups in 2010. Here's a selection of stories to show the real impact of those dollars and TD employees proudly volunteering in their communities.

National Programs

TD gave $38.4 million to not-for-profit groups across the country. Here's a selection of stories to show the real impact of those dollars and TD employees proudly volunteering in their communities.

  • TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards

    In 2010, the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards celebrated two outstanding books for children: Le géranium (pictured), written by Mélanie Tellier and illustrated by Melinda Josie, which won the French-language award; and The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade, which won the English-language award. Among Canada’s top honours for children’s books, the awards were created in 2005 to recognize the most distinguished Canadian children's books of the year.

    photo of book cover, Hunchback Assignments
  • TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

    In April 2010, 20 of Canada's best and brightest high school students received the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership: a prestigious award for exceptional students who have also made a significant, positive impact on the world around them. One of these students was Calgary's Toluwani “Tolu” Falaye (pictured far right in bottom row), who founded the Youth Initiative Leadership Program to equip young women in her community with leadership skills. Each scholarship recipient receives up to $70,000 to cover post-secondary tuition and living expenses, as well as summer employment with TD for four years.

    photo of students, TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
  • TD Summer Reading Club

    The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada's largest reading club. Now in its 15th year, the program, operated in partnership with the Toronto Public Library and Library and Archives Canada, has encouraged millions of children to develop a passion for reading while helping maintain their literacy skills during the summer holidays. In 2010, the program theme was “Destination Jungle” and more than 540,000 kids aged 4-13 participated in libraries across Canada.

    photo of book cover, Destination Jungle
  • Investing in Youth Initiative

    TD Waterhouse set up the Investing in Youth initiative to promote the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program in major Canadian cities. Backed by an investment of close to $1 million since 2005, the initiative focuses on those at-risk: inner city youth and youth with disabilities. Young people aged 14-25 earn the award by achieving their goals in community service, skills development and physical activity. To date more than 4,800 participants, including these young people in Toronto (pictured), have enrolled in the outreach program as a result of TD's contribution.

    photo of young participants, Duke of Edinburgh's Award program
  • TD Green Streets

    Last year, the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) teamed up with Tree Canada, a not-for-profit organization that has planted more than 76 million trees across the country since 1992. TD FEF is now the title sponsor of Tree Canada’s flagship Green Streets program, which gives grants of up to $15,000 to help green Canadian municipalities and First Nations communities. In 2010, 20 communities received grants for projects that ranged from removal of invasive species to revitalizing downtown streetscapes to community planting programs.

    photo of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, planting trees


TD Bank supports several national programs that span across the country. These include:

  • Wheelchair-Friendly Hiking Trail (Prince George)

    A new 400-metre wheelchair-friendly boardwalk is being built on the popular Ancient Forest Trail just east of Prince George, B.C., thanks in part to a $10,000 donation from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. “The boardwalk will allow visitors with various ability levels a safe, accessible and environmentally conscious means of enjoying this popular forest trail,” said Nowell Senior of the Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Club.

    photo of TD employees, Wheelchair-Friendly Hiking Trail
  • TD Flag in Kandahar

    Proud to support our Canadian troops! Our local branch in Courtenay wanted to say "Thank You" to troops from the community's military base who were stationed in Kandahar at the time. So our employees and customers signed a TD flag and sent it to the troops, along with a journal of best wishes.

    photo of troops with TD flag, Kandahar
  • TD Children's Charities Annual Fundraising (various cities)

    The famous "dunk tunk" is the main attraction of this annual fundraiser for six children's charities. Executives from TD and other companies volunteered to get soaked for a good cause. Combined with a host of other fundraising activities held in three cities, the event raised $257,000 in 2010.

    photo of TD dunk tank
  • Urban Aboriginal Garden (Vancouver)

    Through the Urban Aboriginal Garden at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Farm, volunteers from Vancouver’s Aboriginal community offer culturally-significant experiences around land stewardship on traditional Musqueum First Nations territory. The TD Friends of the Environment Foundation provided funding for renewable materials required to build an eco-friendly tool shed for the project.

    photo of TD employees, UBC Farm Aboriginal Garden
  • Elizabeth's Wildlife Centre (Abbotsford)

    Elizabeth's Wildlife Centre admits over 1,000 wildlife creatures each year at its facility in Abbotsford, BC , with over 50% being rehabilitated and released back into their natural habitats. To help cover the costs of medical equipment and supplies, like infant formula and life-saving antibiotics, the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation was proud to donate $10,000 to the wildlife centre.

    photo of TD employees, Elizabeth's Wildlife Centre
  • Catching the Spirit Youth Camp (Vancouver)

    Catching the Spirit is a free, three-day camping experience in local parks, run by youth for youth. Participants get hands-on environmental experience and develop an appreciation for nature, while improving the sustainability of Metro Vancouver regional parks. With funding from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, hundreds of students were able to participate last summer.

    photo of girl with shovel
  • Power to Be Adventure Therapy Society (Victoria)

    Who said fundraising had to be clean? TD had two teams registered in the Power to Play Corporate Challenge, whereby volunteers spent roughly four hours overcoming mud, water and other natural obstacles. TD employees raised more than $5,000 for "Power to Be", an organization that provides outdoor education programs for people facing significant life challenges.

    photo of volunteers


TD Bank supports several national programs that span across the country. These include:

  • Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge)

    Driven by our goal of creating opportunities for young people, TD announced a $50,000 gift to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in 2010 to support children's programs that encourage the exploration of creativity and art appreciation.

    photo of TD employees, presenting a cheque, Southern Alberta Art Gallery
  • Bow Valley College (Calgary)

    TD is in the 4th year of a five-year commitment to Bow Valley College for bursaries geared to students enrolled in financial management and financial services programs. Many of the students are new immigrants to Canada, with education and related work experience from other countries. The program helps them gain Canadian credentials and improves access to jobs.

    photo of students, Bow Valley College
  • Mount Royal University (Calgary)

    Mount Royal University received its largest donation from a major financial institution when TD donated $500,000 to the university's Bissett School of Business last year. The gift will be dedicated for bursaries to help students studying business and financial services.

    photo of TD employees, presenting a cheque, Mount Royal University
  • Saskatchewan Children's Festival (Saskatoon)

    The Saskatchewan Children's Festival is a major annual event that provides affordable cultural and educational activities specifically designed for children, such as hands-on arts workshops sponsored by TD.

    photo of TD employees, Saskatchewan Children's Festival
  • Habitat for Humanity (Saskatoon)

    Sporting hard hats and a zest for community-building, fifteen TD employees provided 315 volunteer hours of service to install laminate flooring and hang dry wall, among other duties, for Habitat for Humanity.

    photo of TD employees, Habitat for Humanity
  • Saskatchewan Telemiracle (various locations)

    Across Saskatchewan, 34 branches united in the cause of fundraising for the Kinsmen Telemiracle, amassing more than $12,000 to assist people who require special needs equipment and access to medical assistance.

    photo of TD employees
  • Pride Winnipeg Festival

    Pride Winnipeg has been celebrated annually since 1987, and has evolved from a one-day event into a 10-day festival attended by over 30,000. TD sponsored Pride Winnipeg for the first time in 2010. Enthusiastic TD volunteers hosted the Kids Zone and Employee Brand Booth in addition to walking in the Pride Parade.

    photo of TD employees, Pride Winnipeg Festival
  • Folk Music Festival (Calgary)

    The Calgary Folk Music Festival was a new addition to TD's growing list of sponsorships in the city. As title sponsor of one of the stages, TD was proud to showcase musical talent from around the world.

    photo of Calgary Folk Festival sign


TD Bank supports several national programs that span across the country. These include:

  • United Way (Ottawa)

    TD employees had an eye-opening experience last fall as they took part in a “Seeing is Believing” tour to kick off the 2010 United Way Campaign. They visited United Way funded programs and saw first hand how their donations are making a difference in the Ottawa Area.

    photo of TD employees
  • Underwriting Hope Charity Auction (Toronto)

    Take a group of TD Securities employees who are passionate about making a difference and having fun at the same time, and what do you get? You get an awe-inspiring response for a terrific cause! The TD Securities Underwriting Hope Charity Auction raised over $1 million in 2010 for local children’s and youth charities, another record for the auction now in its 13th year.

    photo of Underwriting Hope logo
  • Summer in the Park (North Bay)

    Summer in the Park provides the citizens of North Bay and area with three days of free family entertainment. With $10,000 in support from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation last year, the event's organizing committee was able to provide 2,500 stainless steel reusable water bottles to attendees. TD employees volunteered their time to hand out the eco-friendly water bottles.

    photo of TD employees, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
  • Bruce Trail Conservancy (Hamilton)

    The TD Friends of the Environment Foundation was pleased to support the Bruce Trail Conservancy with $21,000 in 2010 for trail boardwalk repairs at Crawford Lake and Grindstone Creek. These boardwalks play a vital role in both protecting the wetlands in the valley and allowing hikers to view its wonders without any environmental negative impact.

    photo of TD employees, Bruce Trail Conservancy
  • WritersFest (Kingston)

    With support from TD, the annual WritersFest in Kingston inaugurated its Youth Project last year with a writing contest for local high school students. Almost 200 students submitted their work, which was pre-judged by three well-known local writers. TD employees also volunteered at the four-day event.

    photo of TD employee with local high school students
  • Easter Seals "Penny Power" (Sault Ste. Marie)

    Each year, three TD Canada Trust branches in Sault Ste. Marie take part in “Penny Power” for Easter Seals and the local Rotary Club. TD employees and their customers helped collect and roll $11,000 worth of pennies donated by community schools. That’s 1.1 million pennies! This unique initiative has been such a huge success that it has been adopted by Easter Seals Ontario as a provincial event for raising money.

    photo of TD employees, take part in 'Penny Power' for Easter Seals and the local Rotary Club
  • Kids' World of Energy (Toronto)

    Kids' Word of Energy, a program of the TREC* Charitable Foundation, offers students in the Greater Toronto Area hands-on workshops focusing on energy conservation and renewable energy like wind and solar power. "The TD Friends of the Environment Foundation has enabled us to respond to an overwhelming appetite and need for environmental education," said Judith Lipp, TREC's Executive Director.
    *Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative

    photo of young student, hands-on workshops focusing on energy conservation and renewable energy
  • Junior Achievement (London)

    TD employees understand there is a growing need in London to help youth develop financial literacy skills such as budgeting. In partnership with Junior Achievement, 88 local employees stepped forward to deliver the Economics of Success program to Grade 8 classes in the London area.

    photo of TD employees, Economics of Success program
  • Feed the Need (Durham)

    The North Oshawa Farmers Market was launched for business in 2010, and TD Canada Trust was proud to be a lead sponsor. TD employees attended the Market every Saturday, welcoming shoppers and handing out reusable FEF shopping bags, and also volunteered to support the Market's one-day fundraising event, Feed the Need in Durham.

    photo of two children, North Oshawa Farmers Market
  • Jer’s Vision (Ottawa)

    Jer’s Vision addresses issues of discrimination, especially those affecting the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allies community. At the organization's 'Dare to Stand Out' Conference in Ottawa in March 2010, a team of TD volunteers assisted in leading groups of high school students through various workshops that promoted an anti-discrimination message.

    photo of TD volunteers
  • Munsee-Delaware Nation and Tree Canada (Southwestern Ontario)

    The Munsee-Delaware Nation and Tree Canada teamed up with TD in 2010 to bring the very first forest plantation dedicated to sequestering carbon, to First Nations land in southwestern Ontario. The initiative saw 77,000 fast growing hybrid poplar trees, developed by the University of Guelph, planted on 48 hectares of abandoned farmland on the Munsee-Delaware First Nation land. The trees are expected to remove 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air.

    photo of TD volunteers, Munsee-Delaware Nation and Tree Canada


TD Bank supports several national programs that span across the country. These include:

  • Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Quebec City)

    In early 2010, a special art exhibit opened at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ). Called From Pellan to Ferron: A Selection of Works by Quebec Artists from the TD Collection, the exhibit featured 12 works from TD’s extensive collection that together provide an overview of Quebec paintings from 1950 to 1980. The exhibit was one of the ways that TD marked its 150th anniversary in Quebec last year and was presented as part of a three-year partnership with MNBAQ that will support the museum’s cultural program and strengthen TD’s commitment to the arts community.

    photo of TD employees
  • Jeunes au Travail (Greater Laval Area)

    Jeunes au Travail is the only organic market garden farm in Greater Laval. TD Friends of the Environment Foundation donated funds to help Jeunes au Travail use eco-friendly methods for protecting its crops and fields from both wind erosion and pesticides used by neighbouring farmers.

    photo of organic marketing gardening farm in Greater Laval
  • Le Nichoir (Hudson)

    Le Nichoir in Hudson, Quebec, aims to educate the public on wild bird biodiversity. With funding from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, the organization has been able to provide precious hands-on learning opportunities for biology students and junior volunteers, as well as help wild birds develop their flight muscles before returning to their natural environment.

    photo of a man feeding a bird
  • Opération Enfant Soleil (various cities)

    Since 1996, TD has made a real difference in the recovery of sick children by supporting Opération Enfant Soleil, a non-profit organization that supports major pediatric centres and regional hospitals throughout Quebec. Through ticket sales and other fundraising in 2010, TD raised $110,000 to help fund cutting edge technologies and the creation of spaces adapted to the needs of children during their hospital stay.

    photo of TD Employees
  • Go Green Challenge (Sherbrooke)

    Kudos to the winners of the third annual TD Friends of the Environment Foundation 'Go Green Challenge'. The competition invites teams from schools across Canada to submit proposals for initiatives that would have a positive environmental impact on communities. Last year, teams from Université de Sherbrooke (pictured), the University of British Columbia, the University of Manitoba and the University of Western Ontario each took one of the four $25,000 awards.

    photo, teams from Université de Sherbrooke


TD Bank supports several national programs that span across the country. These include:

  • Project Webfoot Wetland Education (various communities)

    Project Webfoot is a wetland education program run by Ducks Unlimited in Atlantic Canada. Designed to teach Grade 4 students about wetlands and their ecosystems, the program comprises classroom resources and field trips to get involved in bird watching, nature hikes and ecological games. Funding from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation enabled 64 schools across Atlantic Canada to participate in the program last year.

    photo of children lying down on a dock
  • TD Tree Days (Conception Bay)

    When Hurricane Igor battered parts of Newfoundland in September 2010, hundreds of trees were damaged or ripped from the ground. Fortunately, "TD Tree Days" had been scheduled. It's a new national volunteer initiative aimed at adding more greenery to local communities. TD employees and their families planted 770 new native trees in Conception Bay South.

    photo of girl planting a tree
  • Bowl for Kids' Sake (Greater Halifax Area)

    TD strikes again! Fundraising efforts mean a lot to the 160 children in Greater Halifax who are waiting for a Big Brother or a Big Sister, and to the hundreds of others who are already matched with a caring mentor. TD teams raised close to $10,000 for the cause during the Bowl for Kids' Sake event.

    TD employees with kids at bowling alley
  • United Way (various communities)

    TD employees across the Atlantic provinces rally behind the United Way each year, volunteering countless hours and coming up with imaginative fundraising ideas. Last year, we hosted a Women in Leadership event in which 50 TD female employees visited two United Way agencies, met with their staff and presented a donation.

    TD employee volunteers
  • Hot Soup Cool Jazz (St. John's)

    TD employees Nicole Evans and Andrea Kelloway volunteered at the third annual Hot Soup Cool Jazz event, pitching in as "soup runners" for tables at the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Soup Kitchen in St. John's. The fundraising event, which was sponsored by TD, raises awareness of the housing and support needs of youth at risk and the impoverished of our community.

    TD employee volunteers
  • Ballet Jörgen School (Halifax)

    TD renewed its support of Ballet Jorgen School last year, dedicating funds to its Ballet in the Schools outreach program. The program's goal is to reach communities where kids wouldn't normally have the means to get exposure to the ballet. In 2010, the young people's ballet The Emperor's New Clothes was performed for elementary school children.

    photo of people in room

Corporate Programs

$18.6 million. That's what TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® gave to non-profit groups in 2010. Here's a selection of stories to show the real impact of those dollars and TD Bank employees proudly volunteering in their communities.

TD Bank invests in community-focused programs that span our footprint from Maine to Florida. These include:
  • TD Charitable Foundation “Housing for Everyone” Grant Competition

    The TD Charitable Foundation's 2010 "Housing for Everyone" grant competition awarded $1.7 million in donations to 34 non-profits from Maine to Florida. The donations, ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, enable families to stay in their homes and also help maintain neighborhoods, protecting their integrity from the deterioration caused by foreclosure and abandonment. Now in its fifth year, the competition has invested more than $5.25 million to help create or preserve more than 4,800 affordable housing units.

    photo of TD Employees
  • TD Bank WOW!Zone

    The TD Bank WOW!Zone is a free, one-of-a-kind program for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, which teaches the importance of saving, budgeting and building good financial habits early in life. Students, parents and educators can access games, learning activities and lesson plans by visiting the WOW! Zone at Trained TD Bank WOW!Zone instructors volunteer an average of 400 hours of classroom and in-Store instruction to 8,000 students each month. Nearly 800,000 students have benefited in the last 21 years!

    photo of a teacher with students, Dunbar Community
  • TD Bank Summer Reading Program

    Now in its ninth year, the TD Bank Summer Reading Program has encouraged thousands of children to read while giving them a goal to learn the importance of saving and money. We deposit $10 into a new or existing Young Saver account for each child who reads 10 or more books during the summer. Nearly 32,000 children participated in the 2010 program, rewarding young readers a total of $318,000.

    photo of a boy with book, closeup smile
  • TD Bank Employee Reading Month

    Each Spring, employees can take time to read a selected book to an elementary school class as part of the TD Banking Summer Reading Program. The annual book is chosen specifically for its financial literacy theme and core message - the importance of saving money. This year's book was the beloved A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams. In 2010, 1,100 Employees visited elementary school classes and read to more than 30,000 students, then donated the books to the schools' libraries.

    photo of Carbone, kids group shot, banks
  • TD Charitable Foundation National Library Week Donations

    To celebrate National Library Week in April and help kick off TD Bank's annual Summer Reading Program, the TD Charitable Foundation awarded $300,000 in donations to public libraries from Maine to Florida. Bank executives presented each of the 75 public libraries, located primarily in low-to moderate-income areas, with $4,000 donations. Many executives took the opportunity to read "A Chair for My Mother" by Vera B. Williams, TD Bank's Summer Reading Program book selection, to children.

    photo of TD employees presenting a cheque
  • Non-Profit Training Resource Fund

    In 2010, the Non-Profit Training Resource Fund, through the TD Charitable Foundation, made awards of up to $1,000 to 96 not-for-profits to support job training, education and professional development opportunities for their employees. In the last three years, grants totaling $252,000 have been made to strengthen the capacity of not-for-profit organizations to address community needs.

    photo of students watching Homebuyer Seminar

Northern New England / Upstate New York

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  • Habitat for Humanity (Maine)

    TD Bank employees volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland to build a housing project in Westbrook, Maine. Through the onsite work of the volunteers, as well as the financial support provided by the TD Charitable Foundation, Habitat was able to provide a home that was both affordable and energy-efficient.

    photo of Habitat Volunteer Group
  • TD Bank Beach to Beacon (Maine)

    Nearly 5,700 runners from 17 countries and 41 states participated in the 13th annual TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. As part of the 2010 event, the TD Charitable Foundation awarded $30,000 to Junior Achievement of Maine to support its mission to educate students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through hands-on programs.

    photo of TD employees on podium
  • Giving Thanksgiving to Others (Maine)

    Employees in Portland, South Portland and West Falmouth, Maine, collected 300 cans of green beans, 150 boxes of stuffing, 60 boxes of potatoes as well as cash donations for the United Way's annual Community Dinner held on Thanksgiving Day. TD Bank volunteers also helped serve nearly 400 meals to local community members.

    photo of TD employees
  • The Today Show and TD Bank Lend A Hand (New Hampshire)

    When The Today Show called, TD Bank was delighted to support Al Roker's ninth annual Lend A Hand charity event to benefit the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire. Volunteers, including eight TD Bank employees, unloaded two Penske trucks full of donated equipment and supplies essential to the day-to-day operations of the Center. TD Bank's much-needed donation of 18 new kayaks, paddles and flotation devices helped make it possible for the Center to continue its on-the-water education programs.

    photo of TD employees sitting with donated kayaks
  • Santa Comes Early (New Hampshire)

    TD Bank's Steve Webb, New Hampshire Market President, and elves from the Franklin Street, Manchester store, presented a $10,000 check from the TD Charitable Foundation to Theresa Robinson of the New Hampshire Union Leader. The donation supported the Salvation Army's Union Leader Santa Fund, which helps families in need.

    photo of TD employees, Salvation Army Santa Fund
  • Summer Reading (Vermont)

    To launch the 2010 TD Bank Summer Reading Program, Retail Market Manager for Northern Vermont, Dave Estes, surprised King Street Elementary in Burlington by reading a story about the importance of saving to students, then donating the book to the school's library. The program encourages young people to read while learning the importance of saving and money by contributing $10 into a new or existing Young Saver account for each child who read 10 books throughout the summer.

    photo of TD employee reading to children
  • Supporting Our Troops (Vermont)

    TD Bank employees in Vermont were proud to support Operation Care Package, a campaign run by the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation to raise $75,000 to send every deployed Vermont Guard member a care package from home. Interested Vermonters were directed to make donations at TD Bank through a comprehensive awareness campaign. Market President Phil Daniels helped pack the boxes that were sent to over 1,500 Guard members to demonstrate the Vermont community's great admiration for them.

    photo of TD employees

Suburban New York/Metro Connecticut

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  • Columbia County Helps Build For the Future! (New York)

    Affordable housing is one of the most pressing needs facing New York. TD employees teamed up with Columbia County Habitat for Humanity in 2010 to help build affordable housing in Hudson. Supported by a $5,000 donation from the TD Charitable Foundation, the team helped construct a twin home, paint siding, caulk around walls and doors, and frame the front porches.

    photo of TD employees
  • Scenic Hudson (New York)

    Based in Dutchess County, New York, Scenic Hudson is the largest environmental group focused on protecting and restoring the Hudson River Valley's majestic landscape. The TD Charitable Foundation's $14,000 donation to the group's Environmental Education Program enabled nearly 700 elementary school children to participate in field trips to Scenic Hudson parks, fostering an appreciation for the environment.

    photo of TD employees
  • Helping Stop Hunger (New York)

    TD Bank's Hudson Valley team in New York prepared and served meals to homeless individuals served by the Queen's Galley. The non-profit organization provides awareness, education and hunger relief in the Kingston region.

    photo of TD employees, Queen's Galley
  • WOW! Ways to Show We Care (Connecticut)

    For the past eight years our Connecticut market has participated in United Way’s Day of Caring events. This year, 24 employees from our Retail, Commercial and Insurance teams split into two groups to pitch in at agencies focused on children and families: Klingberg Family Centers in New Britain and Catholic Charities Child Development Center in Waterbury. Employees painted, cleaned and organized facilities, sorted children’s items for donations and repaired furniture.

    photo of TD employees, from our Retail, Commercial and Insurance teams
  • Food For Kids (Connecticut)

    When the Connecticut Food Bank announced it was expanding its Kids' BackPack Program into the Waterbury School District, TD Bank responded. In addition to a $5,000 donation from the TD Charitable Foundation, our employees helped stuff backpacks for more than 500 children. The program provides at-risk youth with food for weekends and holiday breaks.

    photo of TD employees, with Food Bank Backpacks

Metro Massachusetts / Rhode Island

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  • Biking TD Bank Style (Massachusetts)

    The TD Bank Cycling Celebration Weekend in Boston is one the most exciting races on the East Coast. Its signature event is the TD Bank Mayor's Cup, a unique pro-cycling competition. The weekend-long event featured more than two hundred professional racers, including Olympic cyclists, who descended on Government Center to compete for $40,000 in prize money. Event proceeds benefit Boston Bikes and the Fund for Boston Neighborhoods that supports city cycling initiatives, technology training and computer equipment for local students.

    photo of TD employees, cheer zone
  • Backpacks Packed with WOW! (Massachusetts)

    TD Bank teamed up with the United Way of Tri-County in Framingham, Massachusetts, to help families get their kids ready for the upcoming school year. Our employees donated more than $4,000 in supplies, from calculators to notebooks, for student backpacks. Employees also volunteered 38 hours to help stuff the backpacks and deliver them to local non-profits such as Jewish Family Services, the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest and the YMCA.

    photo of TD employees, packing backpacks
  • Helping Homebuyers and Small Businesses (Massachusetts)

    In 2010, TD Bank participated in 256 mortgage homebuyer seminars, with over 4,000 participants learning about topics such as applying for a mortgage, the loan closing process and post-purchase maintenance to protect their housing investment. TD Bank employees also supported 24 workshops for 332 small business owners so they could learn about important topics such as preparing a business plan and surviving a bad economy.

    photo of student

Metro New York

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  • Hope Community Renovation (New York City)

    Over the years, the five buildings in Harlem referred to as Muscoota, fell into disrepair when rent regulation laws prevented the owner, Hope Community, Inc., an East Harlem non-profit community development corporation, from increasing rents enough to keep up with the older buildings. To address the issue, TD Bank, in conjunction with the City of New York – who contributed more than $1.5 million of their own funds – created a construction loan of approximately $5.1 million. In addition, our Community Capital Group purchased federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits generating an equity investment in this affordable housing transaction of approximately $5.7 million. Upon completion of the project in 2011, residents will have completely renovated homes, which will help stabilize the neighborhood and maintain these important affordable apartments for years to come.

    photo of TD employees
  • Meet the Author! (New York City)

    As part of TD Bank's Summer Reading Program, third graders at Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School in New York City welcomed New York Regional President Greg Braca, who visited their classroom to read A Chair for My Mother with Vera B. Williams, the book's author and illustrator. In addition to a donation for new school library books, TD Bank gave a copy of Vera’s book to each child along with a TD coin bank and book bag.

    photo of two girls with coloring books
  • Building Literacy Skills with NYCHA (New York City)

    As a result of a loss of funding, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) had to discontinue its Partners in Reading summer camp program. To help fill the void, TD partnered with NYCHA on a series of programs at community centers within each of its public housing developments to promote summer reading and financial literacy. Special events in each of New York City's five boroughs featured TD Bank's Summer Reading Program, which encourages children to read while helping them learn the importance of saving.

    photo of children
  • Five Boro Bike Tour a Hit! (New York City)

    In May 2010, a 42-mile non-competitive trek led participants through the five traffic-free boroughs of New York City and across five major bridges – an incredible experience that fails to thrill participants and the New York community. The TD Bank-sponsored Five Boro Bike Tour was a huge hit with the 32,000 riders, nearly 100 of them colleagues and friends at TD Bank, and helped promote cycling as an environmentally-friendly means of transportation.

    photo of TD employees
  • New Jersey Boys & Girls Clubs (New Jersey)

    The TD Charitable Foundation displayed the Bank’s dedication to education by donating $115,000 to twelve different Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey in support of Project Learn. The donations provided an excellent opportunity for Boys & Girls Clubs across the state to offer extended learning opportunities and more enriched programming, which was especially welcome in this time of economic downturn.

    photo of TD employees
  • Rebuilding Together (North Jersey)

    TD Bank's Tom Hadler, Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Lending, served as house captain for National Rebuilding Together Day's project at the YMCA of Greater Bergen County. Supported by our $5,000 donation, TD Bank employees and other volunteers painted and upgraded the electrical system in six YMCA dormatories, a common room and a hallway.

    photo of TD Bank's Tom Hadler with volunteer
  • "Shapes, Colors and Lines - Oh My!" (Central New Jersey)

    The TD Charitable Foundation awarded $25,000 to the Newark Museum in support of its innovative educational initiative, "Shapes, Colors and Lines - Oh My!" The new curriculum-based program for 4 to 5 year olds enhances their critical thinking skills and offers a forward-thinking approach to primary literacy development. More than 1,300 Newark, New Jersey, students participated in the program.

    photo of TD employees
  • An Environment of Hope (Central New Jersey)

    Twenty-five employees volunteered for the United Way's Day of Caring at The Wellness Community in Bedminster, New Jersey, which provides support, educational programs and comprehensive care to people with cancer. The team painted, cleaned up the garden, organized a plant sale and mailed information to people in the community.

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  • Special Olympics' Winning Athletes (Central New Jersey)

    During TD Bank’s “Be a fan” race to raise $1 million for Special Olympics, we welcomed 12 athletes from the Special Olympic softball team - the Somerset Tigers! The athletes received gold medals in a special opening ceremony, were invited to view the game in the TD Bank Suite as guests of honor and signed more than 600 autographs. TD Bank's Nick Miceli, Central Market President, said: "Our Special Olympics athletes were treated like the rock stars they are!"

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Metro Philadelphia

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  • Building for the Future (Pennsylvania)

    At the 2010 Triple Crown of Cycling, TD Bank WOW!ed crowds by creating a TD logo on the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famous front steps out of 250,000 green and white K'NEX building rods and connectors, then donating them - plus an additional 1,000 bags of other K'NEX colors and shapes - to Gloucester Community College in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. The unusual donation, valued at $12,000, provides valuable resources for the college's Early Childhood Center and summer camps.

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  • WOW!Zone Takes Delaware by Storm! (Delaware)

    In an innovative partnership between TD Bank and the State of Delaware, State Treasurer Velda Jones-Potter hosted events in schools across the state - she, along with members of her office and certified TD Bank WOW!Zone instructors, visited classes to teach WOW!Zone lessons on saving and budgeting. The partnership currently focuses on elementary schools, and will expand to middle and high schools in 2011.

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  • Helping Hands (Delaware)

    In response to a growing need for food donations, the TD Charitable Foundation presented the Food Bank of Delaware with $50,000. Our employees pitched in by sorting and packing food for individuals and families throughout the greater Delaware region.

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  • It’s Important to R-E-A-D (South Jersey)

    At eight schools in Trenton, New Jersey, TD Bank volunteers attended after-school programs to read and distribute free books to 1,100 public school students, so they could start their own home libraries. The initiative was funded in part by a $15,000 donation from the TD Charitable Foundation to help expand the "NJ After 3 Reads!" program throughout the city.

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  • Volunteering Together Creates Buzz! (South Jersey)

    While at a senior leadership meeting in Mt. Laurel, NJ, more than 90 TD Bank executives volunteered to make a difference at the local Delanco Head Start Centre. Activities included planting vegetable gardens, painting line games in the facility’s parking lot and planters to brighten up exterior spaces, painting an alphabet mural inside, and reading stories and assembling crafts with children.

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  • Providing for Our Neighbors (Coastal New Jersey)

    In 2010, food banks in South Jersey experienced a 35% increase in demand. In response, the TD Charitable Foundation donated $30,000 to the Southern Branch of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, providing 110,000 meals for underserved families living in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and southern Burlington counties.

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Metro DC

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  • Replenishing Our Communities (Virginia)

    The shelves and pantries of food banks are often bare following the large volume of requests that occur during the holiday season. TD Bank volunteers stepped into action to restock the Capital Area Food Bank in support of families throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The TD Charitable Foundation also donated $30,000, the equivalent of 120,000 meals.

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  • Day of Service (Virginia)

    In the Washington, DC, area, more than 70 TD Bank employees pitched in at food pantries and community centers such as the Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA) center, which provides day care, meals and other services to low-income families regardless of religion, race or ethnic background.

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Metro Florida

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  • Boys & Girls Clubs (Central Florida)

    Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches in Lake Worth, Florida, used its $25,000 "Housing for Everyone" grant to support the Rapid Re-Housing Program, an innovative homeless housing program that focuses on housing homeless families in permanent housing as quickly as possible and provides rent subsidies to ensure that the housing is affordable.

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  • Full of Pride (South Florida)

    TD Bank employees were among the 25,000 people who supported the 2nd annual Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival. The event is one of six TD Bank-sponsored Pride events in major metro areas from Maine to Florida.

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  • Painting the Way for a Better Education (South Florida)

    Four times a year, employees from our Palm Beach, FL, region seek out a local non-profit community group to help out in some way. One of these, The ARC, supports 12 distinct programs throughout the county to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. TD Bank employees went to work painting one of the ARC facilities – just in time for school to open.

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U.K. Programs

  • New Homes for Old Furniture

    When TD Securities relocated its U.K. headquarters in London last year, the move created an opportunity to help the community – and be environmentally responsible. The furniture from the old office couldn’t be used in the new building, yet it still had lots of life. Rather than consign it to a landfill site, employees decided to draw on a new relationship with City Action – a London-based organization that matches companies and community organizations – to identify local not-for-profit groups in need of furniture.

    As one recipient wrote, “It’s a credit to your organization that you took the time and effort to arrange the dispersal of these items in a responsible way, and we are very grateful that we were able to pick up some much-needed chairs.”

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  • Sport Relief (London)

    As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the nation's citizens together to get active. TD Waterhouse employees have been involved for several years, and last year was our most successful. Employees arranged and took part in a vast array of fundraising activities, including a 900 mile challenge (pictured), a golf tournament and a Wii Ski challenge. Not only did we beat our own record for most employees volunteering, we also amassed our most donations for one event -- £20,000 -- including pound for pound matching by the company.

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  • JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge (London)

    A team of eight TD Securities U.K. employees participated in the 2010 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge. It's an after-work 3.5-mile team road race held in London's Battersea Park every summer. Proceeds went to 'Help A London Child', a charity that provides financial support to grassroots projects working with the city's less advantaged children and young people.

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  • Charity Fun Day 2010 (Leeds)

    In 2010, we held our third annual TD Waterhouse Charity Fun Day. A record 650 employees participated in activities that included a video game competition, childrens face painting and a football match.

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  • Number Partners (various communities)

    Number Partners is a volunteering scheme that brings together business volunteers and schools to provide extra math help for children aged from 7 to 14, as well as giving them added confidence and access to additional adult role-models. TD Waterhouse employees from Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham dedicate one hour per week to the children, playing specially designed board games with them to help generate discussions about numbers and boost their confidence.

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  • Right to Read (Leeds)

    While every child has the right to read, not every child has the chance. To address this, the Right to Read programme gives children in low-income communities opportunities to read with volunteers from the private sector. TD is a proud supporter, with many of our employees volunteering. “Since we have worked with TD Waterhouse, the children have been really motivated," said Andrea Riley, a school teacher at Castleton Primary School in Leeds. "They have wanted to do work in their lunch breaks and have really benefited from the programme.”

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  • TD Waterhouse Team Challenge

    Taking time out from the financial markets, TD Waterhouse employees spend one day participating in a Team Challenge with the aim of enhancing the local environment. In partnership with Business in the Community, challenges take place across Leeds and Manchester. In 2010, the Leeds office showed true community spirit by helping renovate Parklands Girls’ High in Leeds. The Birmingham office (pictured) spent a day tidying the grounds of a local community building.

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