TD Charitable Foundation supports Reading is an Investment with donation
The TD Charitable Foundation, funded by TD Bank, recently donated a total of $15,000 to the Reading is an Investment program as part of the bank’s commitment to giving back to the community.
Reading is an Investment is a program managed by the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office. The program promotes financial literacy for elementary-age students through a reading and curriculum program. Now in its third year, there are 126 Vermont elementary schools participating. Starting October 1, the program will be pilot tested in 30 public libraries in Vermont. Each fall, participating schools receive three books with a financial theme, along with related curriculum. A statewide reading program further promotes individual study.
Contributions to the program go to the Financial Literacy Trust Fund, a fund created by the State Legislature in 2008 to accept contributions directly supporting financial literacy programs. The funds from the TD Charitable Foundation will support the purchase of books and curriculum resources.
“Reading is an Investment is a program that brings together parents, teachers, and school librarians in an effort to teach young children about money and basic financial concepts,” said Lisa Helme, director of financial literacy for the State Treasurer’s Office. “This program would not be possible without the support of the TD Charitable Foundation.”
A staunch commitment to active involvement in the local community is a vital element of the TD Bank philosophy. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® and the TD Charitable Foundation provide financial and other support to affordable housing initiatives, financial literacy and education and the environment, many of which focus on improving the welfare of children and families.
About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is funded by TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made $88.6 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing nearly 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,280 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized wealth management services through TD Wealth, insurance products and services through TD Insurance, Inc., and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. To learn more, find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US, or visit www.tdbank.com.
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August 3, 2012 – Montpelier, Vermont – TD Charitable Foundation