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In 2009, TD gave more than $50 million to not-for-profit organizations in need of our support. Here is a selection of stories to show the real impact of those dollars within our local communities.

Canadian national programs

TD invested over $37 M in community programs across Canada. To make a meaningful difference, we concentrated our giving on these areas of focus:

Total National Spend

Children's Health

$3.2 M
Two children reading a bookTD Bank supports several national programs that span across the country. These include:
  • TD Children’s Hospital Fund

    TD Children’s Hospital Fund collects money for top medical facilities and foundations across Canada, linked through the Children’s Miracle Network. TD covers the cost of administration, so every dollar contributed goes directly to the children who need it. We also match every dollar contributed, up to $1 million each year.

    Employee fundraising for Children's Health
  • TD Think First for Kids

    TD ThinkFirst for Kids helps children in junior kindergarten through Grade 8 learn how to play safely and avoid injuries. The free school-based program, sponsored in part by TD, gives teachers the tools to better educate students to “think first” before engaging in unsafe behaviour. More than half of Canada’s 11,000 elementary schools are now using this tool.

    TD Think First for Kids logo
  • Kids Have Stress Too

    TD is the lead national sponsor of Kids Have Stress Too!, a parent education program of the Psychology Foundation of Canada that helps health-care professionals deliver stress management workshops to families. In addition to funding the development of the program, we continue to provide money for supporting materials, the website and a national poster campaign.

    Kids Have Stress Too

Literacy & Education

$11 M
  • TD Waterhouse Investing in Youth initiative

    TD Waterhouse set up this initiative, backed by an investment of close to $1 million, to promote the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program in major Canadian cities. Young people earn the award by achieving their goals in community service, skills development and physical activity. To ensure that inner-city and disadvantaged youth are able to participate, we provide funding for the employment of field officers, who introduce the award to communities and support participants. More than 3,100 participants have become involved in the program as a result of TD's contribution.

    Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program

Environment

$3.2 M
  • Pride Festivals

    TD sponsors Pride Festivals across Canada – from as big as Toronto and Montreal to smaller centres such as Kelowna and Cambridge / Kitchener / Waterloo. We have an active diversity agenda that includes a strong focus on LGBTA employees, customers and communities. We support numerous LGBTA groups, including youth help lines, youth education / awareness programs, queer theatre groups and HIV-AIDS related causes.

    TD employees holding banner
  • Cultural Festivals

    The various cultural festivals we sponsor from coast to coast brings together the cultures and traditions of many countries and we also have the opportunity to celebrate our truly global society and workplace. In 2009, we were the presenting sponsor of the TD Canada Trust Festival of South Asia (pictured are TD employees volunteering for this event), the Korean Harvest Festival and the TD Canada Trust IRIE Music Festival in Toronto, as well as the Korean Heritage Festival in Vancouver and Global Fest in Calgary. New this year was our sponsorship of Afrofest, a festival that is committed to enhancing appreciation and awareness of African music among Canadians while also striving to establish Toronto as a thriving global centre for African music.

    TD Canada Trust Festival of South Asia

B.C. / Yukon / N.W.T.

Explore how TD supports local communities through our corporate giving, the efforts of our passionate volunteers and the fundraising activities of our employees and customers. Here is a selection of our stories:

Children's Health

 
  • TD Dunk Tank

    This fundraiser benefitted six local children's charities, including KidsCare and Canuck Plan Children's Hospice. Events were held in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna on the same day, with 44 executives from TD and other companies volunteering to get wet as dunkees. In total, a record $265,000 was collected.

    TD Dunk Tank fundraiser

Environment

 
  • B.C. Coalition of People with Disabilities/Farmers on 57th

    The Farmers on 57th project in Vancouver is a collaborative working-garden project between the George Pearson Centre, a residential facility for adults with disabilities, and a host of community groups, including local elementary and post-secondary institutions. Pearson residents worked with local volunteers to transform the property into a integrated working-garden, providing fresh, organic produce to residents and community members. TD FEF contributed $12,000 to the project.

    The Farmers on 57th project in Vancouver
  • Ecology North’s Traditional Ice-Fishing Workshop

    As part of a monthly Youth Ecology Club (YEC) program, Dene First Nations Elders in Yellowknife, NWT, led local youth in a traditional under-ice fish netting workshop, teaching students about sustainable fishing practices and northern fish ecology. This is the first project to be funded by TD FEF in the NWT.

    a traditional under-ice fish netting workshop
  • B.C. Shoreline Cleanup

    Creating safer, waste-free beaches and shores on the Pacific coast motivated TD employees and their families to get involved in the annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

    B.C. Shoreline Cleanup

Prairies

Explore how TD supports local communities through our corporate giving, the efforts of our passionate volunteers and the fundraising activities of our employees and customers. Here is a selection of our stories:

Children's Health

 
  • Volunteer Spotlight!

    TD’s Jeff Dunnill, Branch Manager of Edmonton Terwilligar, was honoured to receive the prestigious Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Sponsor Volunteer Award. For the past 3 years Jeff has been organizing a Run and Walk Event to raise money for Edmonton’s CMN-member hospital, The Stollery Children’s Hospital. Jeff’s passion for the cause stems from the high quality of medical care given to his own infant children when they required the paediatric services of the hospital.

    Photo of Jeff Dunnill

Literacy & Education

 
  • Small hands – Big Dreams

    TD’s Jim Powell, Area Manager, Business Banking, was pleased to present our bank’s contribution of $25,000 toward the $1.3 million raised to date for the Regina Early Learning Centre (pictured) capital project “Small hands – Big Dreams”. The program enables children ages 3 – 4 to develop their language and thinking skills, along with building their social and emotional skills to help them experience success in kindergarten and beyond.

    Regina Early Learning Centre

Environment

 
  • FortWhyte Alive

    FortWhyte Alive is one of the premier, privately-operated, non-profit environmental education facilities in Canada. Situated on 640 acres of prairie, lakes, forest and wetlands in Manitoba, FortWhyte has had over 600,000 school children and 1.6 million visitors benefiting from their programs and exhibits since 1983. TD FEF is pleased to sponsor their Naturescape program.

    Garden in FortWhyte
  • Earth Day Customer Connection Day

    At our branch in Lethbridge, TD FEF invited in local funding recipient, the Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation (ABPF). Local ABPF volunteers brought a variety of native bird species into the branch, including a 24 year old Great Horned Owl, as well as a recently orphaned Great Horned Owl nestling only 28 days old. TD FEF provided $7,500 in funding to the ABPF in 2009.

    Photo of a 24 year old Great Horned Owl
  • Environmental education

    Brandon University in Manitoba announced a gift of $100,000 from TD to provide financial support for environmental education of students through the Faculty of Science's Greenhouse Project/Environmental Science program. The funds will be used to make renovations to BU’s Greenhouse, which will allow a focus on environmental responsibility and research.

    Photo of Brandon University greenhouse
  • Manitoba Museum

    The Manitoba Museum is the province’s largest heritage centre renowned for its combined human and natural heritage themes, with nearly 100,000 students in attendance each year. TD Canada Trust renewed our funding in the amount of $10,000 a year for the next three years, so that the museum can build on the success of its new Discovery Room.

    The Manitoba Museum

Arts and Culture

 
  • Central Music Festival

    In Red Deer, TD was proud to be a sponsor of the 2009 Central Music Festival, which showcases a wide range of musical styles performed by the finest local, regional, national, and international performers available. TD's Jane Watson, Small Business Advisor, arranged for TD-branded tents to house the ticket sales and cash vending machine.

    Central Music Festival in Red Deer

Diversity

 
  • National Aboriginal Day Celebration

    The grounds of the Alberta legislature provided the ideal backdrop for the Edmonton National Aboriginal Weekend Festival. Our employees across the city helped out at the TD Canada Trust-sponsored Tipi Village, which featured face painting, live entertainment and traditional Aboriginal games and storytelling. TD volunteers also had a great time learning about Aboriginal culture.

    TD employees at National Aboriginal Day Celebration
  • Belcourt Brosseau Metis Award Ceremony

    TD was pleased to be one of the sponsors of this event hosted at the Edmonton Marriott River Cree Resort with several of our employees in attendance. The Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards Fund was established at Edmonton Community Foundation in 2001 to help Métis Albertans realize self-sufficiency through post-secondary education and skills development.

    Belcourt Brosseau Metis Award Ceremony
  • The Avenue Community Center

    In Saskatoon, this centre hosted a “Welcome to the Gaybourhood” barbeque event that ran in conjunction with the United Way’s “Days of Caring”. A TD representative from each of our five retail branches in the city pitched in to prepare and serve burgers and hot dogs.

    TD employees at the Avenue Community Center
  • Equal Voice

    Tanny Kellert, TD Waterhouse Financial Planner, represented TD at the initial Equal Voice on-the-road youth consultation at Avonmore School in Edmonton. The event started with breakout sessions for grade 9’s facilitated by youth volunteers followed by plenary sessions and a keynote address by the Honourable Helena Guergis (pictured, sixth from left), Minister of State, Status of Women. Equal Voice is a group of women and men who are committed to promoting the election of more women to all levels of Government and ultimately, change the face of Canadian politics.

    Photo of Tanny Kellert
  • Chinatown Street Festival

    Our Chinatown Branch in Calgary was once again a Gold Sponsor of this annual summer multi-cultural festival. The TD Canada Trust tent was one of the most popular, featuring gift items for those who visited and a very popular “Wheel of Fortune” style game.

    Chinatown Street Festival

Other Causes

 
  • Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival

    Neither rain, night nor mosquitoes can keep TD employees from volunteering to beat cancer! The 2009 Manitoba Dragon boat Festival was held in Winnipeg in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, and TD Canada Trust once again sponsored a team made up of dedicated staff who sacrificed several summer nights to practice and the whole weekend to participate. Raising $7,800, they shattered last year’s fundraising effort and were among the top of 110 teams that participated.

    TD employees from volunteering to beat cancer

Ontario

Explore how TD supports local communities through our corporate giving, the efforts of our passionate volunteers and the fundraising activities of our employees and customers. Here is a selection of our stories:

Literacy & Education

 
  • Staying in School is Cool with TD!

    Close to 50 TD Canada Trust volunteers visited classrooms in London to deliver Junior Achievement's educational program, the Economics of Staying in School. TD also made a donation of $6,200 to Parkview Public School.

    TD Canada Trust visited classrooms in London

Environment

$2,284,060
  • GTA Shoreline Cleanup

    From High Park to Lakeshore Parkettes, TD employees spanning the Greater Toronto Area participated in various cleanup sites to make a difference for the environment during the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

    Photo TD employees during GTA Shoreline Cleanup
  • Ottawa Shoreline Cleanup

    During the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in September, nearly 100 employees, their families and community members conducted a successful cleanup campaign at Andrew Hayden Park, collecting and removing 300 pounds of garbage.

    Photo TD employees during Ottawa Shoreline Cleanup
  • Tree Planting

    Approximately 30 TD Mutual Funds employees took time away from investing in the markets to invest time in the environment. They spent half a day planting close to 150 trees on Toronto Island. They also received $2,000 in sponsorships, with all the funds going to Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation.

    Tree Planting
  • YMCA Green Roof

    With a $250,000 gift over 5 years, TD is helping make possible a green roof at the Metro-Central site of the YMCA of Greater Toronto. The roof drastically improves existing space and provides numerous eco-benefits like vegetation, reduced storm water runoff, energy efficiency and a decrease in radiated heat.

    Green roof at Metro-Central of YMCA

Arts and Culture

 
  • Brantford International Jazz Festival

    TD Canada Trust was the "Presenting Sponsor" of the second annual festival, which took place at Harmony Square and the Sanderson Centre. TD employees also participated in the festivities.

    TD Canada Trust was the Presenting Sponsor of Brantford International Jazz Festival
  • TD Canada Trust Sunfest

    This celebration of world music and culture, which takes place in London, attracts 250,000 visitors to southewestern Ontarion annually. In recent years, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation has helped make Sunfest a “Green Festival” by funding 10 volunteer- supported EcoStations where festival-goers are encouraged to compost and recycle in an effort to reduce waste bound for landfill.

    Sunfest EcoStations

Diversity

 
  • Chair Aware Challenge

    Most of us do not realize just how challenging daily activities, from crossing the street to running errands to riding public transportation, can be for people with limited mobility. The Chair Aware Challenge in Ottawa hopes to change this. Organized by Muscular Dystrophy Canada, they issue challenges to get involved and TD’s Gary Dunne, SVP, was quick to lend his support. By spending his day in a wheelchair, Gary experienced his daily activities from a different point of view and became more conscious of accessibility challenges, while helping to raise community awareness of this important issue.

    Photo of Gary Dunne

Other Causes

 
  • Underwriting Hope Charity Auction

    2009 marked TD Securities’ 12th annual fundraising event in Toronto, which earned gross proceeds of over $1 million! This event is entirely employee driven, from volunteering to collecting auction items to running the event. Employees even have a say in what charities receive auction proceeds.

    Underwriting Hope Charity Auction
  • Love from Nepean to Afghanistan

    Customers and employees joined forces in a Nepean branch's Valentine's Day campaign to raise funds to purchase Tim Horton's gift certificates for Canadian troops in Afghanistan. The outcome: $1,000 worth of gift certificates delivered to the soldiers along with a golf shirt signed with messages of encouragement and support. Customers were thanked with a coffee and a 'Support our Troops' pin.

    Photo of Michael Trauner
  • Back in Class Backpack Project

    This initiative is aimed at providing new backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need through London and area elementary schools. In 2009, TD donated 575 backpacks to local schools. TD employees collected supplies through donations and purchases and distributed the backpacks to local schools and some social agencies, including women’s shelters and Children’s Aid. The schools hold random draws in which the children who are most in need ‘win’ a new donated backpack.

    Back in Class Backpack Project
  • Bancroft Relay for Life

    When the Canadian Cancer Society held their Relay for Life event in Bancroft, our local employees stepped up. They took part in the relay, volunteered to help with event activities and raised over $2,000 for the cause, which led to our TD Canada Trust branch receiving an award for top corporate involvement in the area.

    Relay for Life event in Bancroft
  • Volunteer Spotlight!

    TD’s Betty Lima, Financial Service Representative, has been a steady volunteer at The Bridges Shelter in Cambridge, Ontario, over the past year. It is an emergency shelter for homeless individuals and underprivileged families. Each Monday, Betty works at the shelter to prepare and serve dinner. Additionally, for volunteering more than 40 hours, Betty was able to get a volunteer grant of $500 from TD to give The Bridges.

    Photo of Betty Lima
  • Toy Mountain

    Every year TD employees in Ottawa volunteer their time and collect toys from customers and local businesses in branches to contribute to the success of Toy Mountain, bringing joy to thousands of children. Annually, Toy Mountain provides toys to over 12,000 children.

    TD employees in Ottawa volunteer for Toy Mountain
  • Bowl For Kids Sake

    TD employees in the Greater Toronto Area engaged in a friendly bowling battle with the other banks to raise funds in support of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto. TD raised $44,000 for the cause.

    Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowl For Kids
  • Operation Santa Claus

    In Wasaga Beach, General Rick Hillier (Ret.) joined TD Canada Trust volunteers to box 2,500 Christmas care packages destined for Canadian troops in Afganistan. We exceeded our fundraising goal of $15,000 by raising $35,000! Hillier remarked, "receiving a care package from Canada makes a great difference to a soldier."

    Operation Santa Claus

Quebec

Explore how TD supports local communities through our corporate giving, the efforts of our passionate volunteers and the fundraising activities of our employees and customers. Here is a selection of our stories:

Children's Health

 
  • Ride with Lance

    Joining cyclist Lance Armstrong in a ride to raise money for the Cedars Cancer Institute, was Tim Hockey, Group Head of Canadian Banking and President and CEO, TD Canada Trust. A sum of $65,000 was raised and 60 employees participated at the evening fundraising gala held after the race. The following day, three boats filled with TD employees entered the Cedars Cancer Institute Fuller Landau Dragon Boat Race and Festival.

    Photo of Tim Hockey
  • Ride for Juvenile Diabetes Research

    In September 2009, over 600 employees participated in three rides held in Montreal, Laval and Quebec City, raising over $130,000 for juvenile diabetes research.

    TD employees at Ride for Juvenile Diabetes Research

Literacy & Education

 
  • Concordia University

    Underscoring our commitment to literacy and education in Canada, in 2009 TD pledged $500,000 to Corcordia University.

    TD pledge of $500,000 to Corcordia University

Environment

$131,472

  • Quebec Shoreline Cleanup

    More than 400 TD employees in Quebec headed to local shores to make their environment cleaner during the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

    TD employees during Quebec Shoreline Cleanup
  • Les amis de la montagne

    Once again proud to display their green stripes, over 300 TD employees, along with their friends and families, planted 800 trees in the city’s Mount Royal Park. The yearly initiative is part of an ongoing conservation effort.

    TD employees

Arts and Culture

 
  • Journées de la culture

    For the fourth year in a row, TD was a partner of Journées de la Culture and our employees were enthusiastic volunteers. Once again, we provided free public shuttle bus service between the city’s cultural sites and, for the first time, cultural activities were organized in six of our branches.

    TD employees at Journées de la Culture

Other Causes

 
  • West Island Community Shares (WICS)

    This organization provides essential services to West Islanders in need and each year they hold a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Approximately 100 employees from all across TD volunteered to serve lunch, take part in a benefit car wash and entertain children, with a result of $90,000 being raised.

    TD employee at West Island Community Shares
  • Farha Foundation

    Bringing to life our philosophy of making a difference together, “Team TD” participated in the Farha Foundation’s 17th annual fundraising walk Ça marche! to help men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS

    Farha Foundation's 17th annual fundraising walk Ça marche!
  • Habitat for Humanity

    Two teams of 15 employees removed their suits for construction wear to help build a duplex for two needy families in the St-Henri district of Montreal. Despite the rain and very cold weather, everyone eagerly hammered away and had lots of fun. At front centre is Bernie Dorval, Group Head of Insurance and Global Development for TD and Deputy Chair, TD Canada Trust.

    Habitat for Humanity
  • Relais pour la vie

    The 8th edition of an annual night walk was held in Quebec City to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. TD employees raised $120,000.

    Relais pour la vie

Atlantic

Explore how TD supports local communities through our corporate giving, the efforts of our passionate volunteers and the fundraising activities of our employees and customers. Here is a selection of our stories:

Children's Health

 
  • IWK Health Centre and Janeway Hospital

    As a result of efforts by TD employees, who volunteered to take pledges during an annual telethon fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network-affiliated hospitals, over $240,000 was presented to IWK Children’s Health Centre and $42,880 to the Janeway Hospital.

    IWK Children’s Health Centre Janeway Hospital telethon

Environment

 
  • Shoreline Cleanup

    TD employees in Atlantic Canada participated in 13 shoreline cleanup locations, including in Charlottetown (pictured) and Moncton, collecting garbage to help make the environment a better place.

    Shoreline Cleanup in Charlottetown

Other Causes

 
  • Habitat for Humanity

    More than 60 TD employees put on hard helmets to participate in the Halifax area Habitat for Humanity Build, helping to build housing for needy families.

    Photo of More than 60 TD employees wearing hard hats
  • Feed Nova Scotia

    Banding together to make a difference, Halifax-area TD employees and customers rallied to donate food and money for the Feed Nova Scotia food bank initiative. The outcome: we collected 450 kilograms of food from employees, 892 kilograms of food from customers and $2,560 in cash donations!

    TD employees
  • Canadian Cancer Society

    TD’s Christine Barr (pictured), District Vice President, raised $15,011 for the Canadian Cancer Society thanks to a challenge from her colleagues: shaving her head! The branch at Queen Street Charlottetown had the pleasure of shedding Christine’s locks. Her group, the Relay for Life “Dream Team”, raised the largest amount collectively across Canada, exceeding $117,000.

    TD’s Christine Barr, District Vice President

U.S. national programs

TD Bank invested $20 M in community programs across the U.S. To make a meaningful difference, we concentrated our giving on these areas of focus:

Total National Spend

Affordable Housing

$3.0 M
coaching bocce teamTD Bank supports several national programs that span across the country. These include:
  • Housing for Everyone

    The 2009 "Housing for Everyone" grant competition provided funding for housing non-profit projects that help families stay in their homes or help maintain and protect the integrity of neighborhoods from deterioration caused by foreclosure and abandonment. A total of $2 million was awarded to 56 non-profits in 12 states, a $500,000 increase in program awards from 2008. The TD Charitable Foundation has invested nearly $5.3 million through the "Housing for Everyone" grant competition since 2005 to help make affordable housing available to thousands of people.

    Philadelphia VIP (Volunteers for the Indigent Program)

Financial Literacy & Education

$3.6 M
  • TD Bank WOW!Zone

    The TD Bank WOW!Zone is a free, interactive financial literacy program designed for students in grades K-12 – both in school and online. TD Bank works with local schools and youth organizations to provide valuable information, including an introduction to saving, understanding lines of credit and the stock market. Students, parents, and educators can access games, learning activities and lesson plans by visiting the WOW!Zone at tdbank.com. The TD Bank WOW!Zone reaches an average of 7,000 students each month. In 2009, nearly 900 trained TD Bank instructors volunteered 5,000 hours of classroom and in-store instruction to 4,000 classes and 84,000 students – more than 680,000 students in the last 20 years!

    TD Bank WOW!Zone
  • Summer Reading Program

    More than 11,000 children from Maine to Florida participated in TD Bank’s Summer Reading Program in 2009. The program encourages kids to read and teaches them about saving money by contributing $10 into a new or existing savings account for each child who reads 10 books over the summer. This year’s young readers earned a total of $110,000 in deposits into their savings accounts!

    Summer Reading Program
  • National Library Week Donations

    To launch the 2009 Summer Reading Program, TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation, surprised school libraries from Maine to Florida with $500,000 in donations to celebrate National Library Week. One hundred local school libraries, primarily in low- to moderate-income areas, received $5,000 grants for new books, technology resources or to support existing library programs.

    National Library Week Donations
  • Employee Reading Month

    The annual Summer Reading Program kicked off with Employee Reading Month when Employees read to elementary school classes from Maine to Florida, then donated the books to the schools’ libraries. The books, chosen for their message about the importance of saving money, are from the Summer Reading Program’s recommended reading list of financially-themed books. This year, 1,200 Employees visited elementary school classes and read to more than 30,000 students!

  • Non-Profit Training Resource Fund

    In 2009, the TD Charitable Foundation, through this fund, made awards of $500 to $1,000 to 84 non-profits to support job training, education and professional development opportunities for their employees. In the last three years, 218 donations totaling $192 thousand have been made to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit organizations to address community needs.

  • Junior Achievement

    TD Bank and its employees actively support Junior Achievement’s mission to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. In addition to numerous employee volunteer partnerships, we also provided $86,000 in 2009 to support Junior Achievement programs in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Florida.

    Employee volunteer partnerships in Junior Achievement
  • Financial Education

    Education & Financial Literacy for Homeowners and Small Business Owners: Educating first-time homebuyers with what they need to know from pre-purchase through post-purchase helps prepare them for the world of homeownership. In the last year, TD Bank participated in 211 mortgage homebuyer seminars, with over 5,300 attendees 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 took part in 58 small business workshops, teaching 824 small business owners the importance of preparing a business plan, financing their new businesses, cash flow analysis and most recently, surviving a bad economy.

Health & Human Services

$5.8 M
  • Food Bank Donations

    Corporate Food Bank Donations: In response to communities stressed by the economic climate, the TD Charitable Foundation donated more than $450,000 in December and January to food banks from Maine to Florida providing more than 1.7 million meals to those in need.

    Employee volunteer holding box of groceries
  • Special Olympics

    TD Bank WOW!ed Special Olympics from Maine to Florida by raising funds for the organization’s "Be a fan" program. Friends, families, Customers and Employees all contributed donations, and Employees volunteered at Special Olympic events and maintained a high excitement level throughout the initiative. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of all involved, TD Bank met its goal of raising $1 million for the program.

    Special Olympics

Northeast

Explore how TD Bank supports local communities through our corporate giving, the efforts of our passionate volunteers and the fundraising activities of our Employees and Customers.

Affordable Housing

 
  • NeighborWorks Greater Manchester’s Housing for Everyone

    In New Hampshire, NeighborWorks Greater Manchester’s $20,000 "Housing for Everyone" award will help revitalize Manchester's West Granite neighborhood, deteriorated by absentee landlords, reduced homeownership and a high foreclosure rate. Funds will be used to engage residents in the redirection of their neighborhood, purchase troubled properties for redevelopment, and increase homeownership by making redeveloped properties available to individuals and families who complete homeownership educational seminar programs. This initiative will revitalize the most troubled neighborhood in Manchester.

    NeighborWorks Greater Manchester’s Housing for Everyone

Education & Financial Literacy

 
  • Library Week Grants

    To launch the 2009 Summer Reading Program and celebrate National Library Week, Boston Bruins great Ray Bourque and Celtics alumni JoJo White joined Market President David Glidden to surprise Higginson Elementary School in Boston, Massachusetts, by reading a story about the importance of saving to students, then donating the book - along with a $5,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation for needed resources - to the school's library.

    Photo of Boston Bruins great Ray Bourque and Celtics alumni JoJo White
  • Lewiston Elementary School

    To launch the 2009 Summer Reading Program and celebrate National Library Week, Store Manager Gary Bellegard and Regional Vice President Mark Stasium surprised Lewiston Elementary School in Lewiston, Maine, by reading a story about the importance of saving to students, then donating the book - along with a $5,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation for needed resources - to the school's library.

    Photo of Gary Bellegard and Regional Vice President Mark Stasium
  • Bakersville Elementary

    To launch the 2009 Summer Reading Program and celebrate National Library Week, Regional President R. Scott Bacon surprised Bakersville Elementary in Manchester, New Hampshire, by reading a story about the importance of saving to students, then donating the book - along with a $5,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation for needed resources - to the school's library.

    Photo of Regional President R. Scott Bacon
  • Lawrence Barnes Elementary

    To launch the 2009 Summer Reading Program and celebrate National Library Week, Vermont President Phil Daniels surprised Lawrence Barnes Elementary in Burlington, Vermont, by reading a story about the importance of saving to students, then donating the book - along with a $5,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation for needed resources - to the school's library.

    Phil Daniels surprised Lawrence Barnes Elementary in Burlington

Health & Human Services

 
  • United Way Employee Workplace Giving Campaign

    TD Bank employees in Connecticut have participated in the United Way's Day of Caring for the past 7 years. This year, volunteers delivered emergency meals to the elderly in the Greater Hartford area and painted the walls for the human resources agency's newest elderly housing facility in New Britain, CT. The project kicks off TD Bank's annual United Way campaign, and shows our employees the value of volunteerism and their United Way dollars at work.

    Photo of a TD employee

Diversity

 
  • WOW! Pride

    TD Bank was a proud sponsor of Boston, Massachusetts's Gay Pride Parade, the largest in the city’s history. TD Bank Parade Marshals Matt Wildman and Kevin Slattery – both local Store managers – lead employee teams from across the bank in showing off our WOW! Pride.

    Boston Pride Parade
  • TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race

    Each year, runners from around the world participate in the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. In addition to sponsorship, in 2009 the TD Charitable Foundation made a $30,000 grant to Maine Handicapped Skiing, which provides 3,700 free lessons each year with the help of 450 volunteers, making it the state’s largest year-round adaptive recreation program for children and adults with physical disabilities.

    TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race

New York

Explore how TD Bank supports local communities through our corporate giving, the efforts of our passionate volunteers and the fundraising activities of our Employees and Customers.

Affordable Housing

 
  • Rebuilding Together of Dutchess County

    Employees in New York’s Hudson Valley joined Rebuilding Together of Dutchess County’s staff to assist a local Poughkeepsie neighbor with substantial home repairs. The team rebuilt the porch and stairs, replaced the kitchen stove and renovated the yard as part of its continuing partnership with Rebuilding Together.

    TD employees in New York’s Hudson Valley

Education & Financial Literacy

 
  • William Floyd Elementary

    To launch the 2009 Summer Reading Program and celebrate National Library Week, TD Bank's local Long Island team surprised William Floyd Elementary in Shirley, New York, by reading a story about the importance of saving to students, then donating the book - along with a $5,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation for needed resources - to the school's library.

    Photo TD Bank's local Long Island team
  • Public School 72

    To launch the 2009 Summer Reading Program and celebrate National Library Week, Regional President Greg Braca and team surprised Public School 72 in New York City's Harlem neighborhood by reading a story about the importance of saving to students, then donating the book - along with a $5,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation for needed resources - to the school's library.

    Photo of Regional President Greg Braca and team

Diversity

 
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

    TD Bank sponsored the centennial convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in New York City. Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the U.S., and advocates for the rights of all people.

    Group of (NAACP) members
  • Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)

    TD Bank employees supported Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) by counting all the donation envelopes that were collected the day of the 24th Annual AIDS Walk New York. TD Bank volunteers met at our Wall Street Store and counted donations over the course of two days for the not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization. More than $5.6 million was raised by this year’s AIDS Walk New York – and our TD Bank volunteers helped make it happen!

    TD Bank volunteers at our Wall Street Store

Environment

 
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

    The TD Charitable Foundation's $10,000 grant to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy in New York City supported its Green Leaders education program for inner-city students ages 13 to 18. In addition to exploring the East River ecosystem and working on restoration projects, students learn about industry vs. green space, watersheds, pollution prevention and more.

    Photo of inner-city students

Mid-Atlantic

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Affordable Housing

 
  • HANDS' (Housing and Neighborhood Development, Inc.)

    HANDS' (Housing and Neighborhood Development, Inc.) $50,000 "Housing for Everyone" award supports Operation Neighborhood Recovery, which has been recognized as the first bulk purchase of mortgages by a non-profit organization. The program has set in motion a movement to stabilize and preserve eight neighborhoods in urban Essex County, New Jersey. “We couldn't be more pleased that the TD Charitable Foundation has recognized that preserving neighborhoods through the rescue of vacant, foreclosed properties is our highest priority during this challenging time," said Patrick Morrissy, Executive Director of HANDS.

    HFE Hands
  • Interfaith Neighbors

    The TD Charitable Foundation's "Housing for Everyone" grant competition awarded $50,000 to Interfaith Neighbors of Asbury Park, New Jersey, to expand its Rent-to-Own Program to four available units, allowing them to retain the property mortgage-free so rental income goes towards maintenance and upkeep and tenant's escrow. The expansion doubles the number of low-to moderate-income families currently served through this program.

    Interfaith Neighbors of Asbury Park
  • Center for Family Services

    For families struggling with poverty, it is often an overwhelming challenge to find and maintain affordable housing. The TD Charitable Foundation's $50,000 "Housing for Everyone" grant will help the Center for Family Services in Camden, New Jersey, help low income mothers and victims of domestic violence overcome that challenge and take a major step in building family stability and improving our communities.

    Center for Family Services in Camden, New Jersey

Education & Financial Literacy

 
  • Conshohocken Elementary

    To launch the 2009 Summer Reading Program and celebrate National Library Week, Suburban Pennsylvania President Tom Shoemaker surprised Conshohocken Elementary in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, by reading a story about the importance of saving to students, then donating the book - along with a $5,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation for needed resources - to the school's library.

    Photo of Suburban Pennsylvania President Tom Shoemaker

Health & Human Services

 
  • FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

    TD Bank partnered with the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and Ranney Lower School in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, to create the Kids Change Hunger campaign. Students filled cardboard coin banks shaped like food delivery trucks and launched their own canned food drive to support the hungry and homeless in their community. Students used TD Bank’s free, interactive Penny Arcade coin-counting machines to donate their spare change into the FoodBank account.

    TD employee standing with students
  • United Way of Hudson County

    TD Bank and TD Bank USA, through the TD Charitable Foundation, donated $50,000 to the United Way of Hudson County as part of a partnership to create New Jersey’s Interagency Council on Preventing and Reducing Homelessness. The United Way recognized TD Bank with its “Live United” award for its commitment to affordable housing and fighting homelessness.

    TD employees with Live United award
  • Philabundance

    The TD Charitable Foundation donated $25,000 to Philabundance, which supports a network of agencies that provide meals to 900,000 low-income residents throughout Pennsylvania's Delaware Valley.

    Photo of TD Charitable Foundation donating $25,000 to Philabundance

Environment

 
  • Passaic River Institute Environmental Science & Computer Technology Summer Program

    Funding from the TD Charitable Foundation's $15,000 grant to Montclair State University funded its Passaic River Institute Environmental Science & Computer Technology Summer Program. The program increases the potential of Newark, New Jersey, youth to attend college and consider careers in ecology and environmental science/engineering by exposing them to nature and the environment through onsite interactive classes in a university environment.

    Photo of a TD employee
  • Triple Crown of Cycling

    TD Bank encouraged Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to “go green” during the Triple Crown of Cycling, ranked one of the top 10 bicycle races in the world, in June 2009. TD Bank WOW!ed crowds by creating a TD logo on the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famous front steps out of 700 hosta plants, then donating the plants to the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Urban Tree Connection’s Children’s Memorial Garden, built by the community in memory of local children lost to gun violence.

    TD employees holding hosta plants

DC Metro

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Education & Financial Literacy

 
  • Wesley Housing Development Corporation of Northern Virginia

    Wesley Housing Development Corporation of Northern Virginia received a $7,500 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation to support TEE-UP! Technology and Education for Everyone program for children, youth and adults in affordable housing communities who might otherwise not have access to technological tools and resources to achieve success in school and in the workplace. The program serves 200 underserved people each year.

    Rich Davies, girl at computer

Health & Human Services

 
  • Goodwill of Greater Washington

    The TD Charitable Foundation's $7,500 grant to the Goodwill of Greater Washington supports its Environmental Services job training program, which provides students with occupational skills training, conflict resolution, anger management, goal-setting, job search techniques and career coaching in the field of "green" janitorial work. Students graduate with the knowledge they need to secure employment and gain real-life experience.

    TD employee with student
  • DC Central Kitchen

    In November, TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation, presented the DC Central Kitchen with a $15,000 grant and volunteered six TD Bank team members to prepare lunch in support of its First Helping Program, which provides citywide, street-level meal services, referrals and counseling to the homeless throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region.

    6 TD volunteers in prep line

Florida

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Affordable Housing

 
  • Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches

    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.

    Family on a couch

Education & Financial Literacy

 
  • Palm Beach Literacy Coalition

    The TD Charitable Foundation contributed $12,500 in funding to the Palm Beach Literacy Coalition for its Village Reader Program, which provides ESL and basic literacy instruction for parents and their children in Delray Beach, Florida.

U.K. national programs

Through employee and corporate donations, TD Waterhouse and TD Securities gave a total of £99,432 to community organizations in 2009. We focus our giving in the U.K on Children’s Education, Well Being, and the Environment.

 
  • Number Partners

    This innovative program in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham, is designed to promote the enjoyment of math among children in primary schools (7-11 year olds). Volunteers commit to providing assistance for at least one school term (10-12 weeks) and spend one hour per week with children playing specially designed board games to help generate discussions about numbers and boost their confidence.

    Photo of children playing specially designed board game
  • Mentoring Programme

    At TD Waterhouse U.K. our employees have the opportunity to be a mentor to young people aged 14 to 18 years. We work in partnership with Leeds and Manchester mentoring organizations to offer non-judgemental advice and support to those who are not yet achieving their full potential. Volunteers are required to commit for at least one year to ensure consistency in their support. Pictured above: TD Waterhouse U.K. was recognized with the Company of the Year Award by Leeds Mentoring, Aimhigher and Education Leeds for our contribution to the mentoring project.

    Picture of Company of the Year Award by Leeds Mentoring
  • Library campaign

    In partnership with the Canada-U.K. Chamber of Commerce, TD Securities U.K. helped a local deprived primary school in London. Falconbrook School in Battersea is located in a hugely deprived area with around 30% of its pupils with special educational needs. In addition to a competition, which was run in the school with book token prizes from TD, the school received a £10,000 donation from TD that was also matched by the Canada-U.K. Chamber of Commerce and used to re-build and re-stock their library.

    Photo of TD employees with students at Falconbrook School in London
  • Right to Read

    Right to Read volunteers visit local primary schools to help children with their reading. Volunteers are required to read with up to three individual children within the hour, or sometimes a small group of two or three children for an hour a week for a minimum of one academic term (12 weeks).

 
  • Comic Relief

    In 2009, TD Waterhouse U.K. opened its call centre to take donation calls for Comic Relief. Over 200 employees also pitched in to raise money by participating in a Manchester to Leeds relay (pictured are enthusiatic employees dressed in costume for the occasion!), as well as hosting cake sales and more. Employees raised £6,200 and with TD matching these donations £1 for £1, our combined contribution was an impressive £12,400 to Comic Relief.

    Pictured are enthusiatic employees dressed in costume for the occasion!
  • Team Challenges

    Armed with rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows, Team TD was intent on ridding Hedge Lane of weeds and sprucing up the surroundings. The area had been recently rescued from being closed down and, thanks to the efforts of volunteers, is being revived for a variety of community and school uses.

    TD volunteers armed with rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows
  • Toy Appeal

    TD Waterhouse U.K. employees took part in the BITC Toy Appeal to give local disadvantaged children in Leeds and Manchester a merrier Christmas. Despite the poor economic climate, the response by employees and customers to the appeal was overwhelming and we received many more gifts than we had pledged to provide. TD Waterhouse U.K. also purchased over 40 presents for the cause. Several employees really got into the Christmas spirit, donning Santa hats and delivering the gifts in Santa sacks to various agencies.

    TD employees dressed up for Christmas
  • Corporate Giving Grants

    Through the TD Waterhouse U.K. Corporate Giving Programme, our employees can apply for a Community Fund Grant of up to £250 to assist local charities and initiatives that they are involved in. Through this programme, we provided £1,750 to organisations in 2009. We have funded a number of children's sports teams with TD Waterhouse sponsored kits.

    Photo of two women and a child at Swimstart program