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TD Bank’s Bring Change Campaign Raised $9,000 to Help Kids in Foster Care Build a Better Future

Pictured (l-r): Demishia Owens, M.S., CASAC-T, Program Director, EAC Network; Kerry Bardson, Store Manager, TD Bank; Elizabeth Saccullo, Assistant Manager, TD Bank

Between April 3 and April 7, 2017, the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, invited the public to support EAC Network’s Chance to Advance program, which reduces risk factors for local youth in foster care by promoting life skills and enrichment through one-on-one mentoring and group activities.

Together with the public and a separate grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, $9,000 was raised to enable 50 at-risk youth to participate in college tours and mentoring sessions.

“Chance to Advance is an EAC Network program that operates solely on private donations and grants,” said Demishia Owens, M.S., CASAC-T, Program Director at EAC Network.  “Community support like this from TD Bank and all of the individuals who donated is integral to sustaining our program, and we can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity.”

Five area TD Bank branches, including 3560 Veterans Memorial Highway in Bohemia, 2822 Middle Country Road in Lake Grove, 474 Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma, 1806 Medford Avenue in Medford, and 320 Rt. 25A in Rocky Point accepted monetary donations through the bank’s Bring Change program, which supports people and organizations in communities across the bank’s footprint that are making a meaningful, local difference, like EAC Network.

“Fostering a healthy community starts with healthy residents and families,” said TD Bank in a statement.  “That’s why we came together with the community to collect donations at our stores.”

To learn more about Chance to Advance, visit www.eac-network.org/chance-to-advance.

To make a donation, visit www.eac-network.org/donate-now.

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About EAC Network

EAC Network (www.eac-network.org) is a not-for-profit social service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for over 71,000 individuals across Long Island and New York City. EAC Network’s mission is to respond to human needs with programs and services that protect children, promote healthy families and communities, help seniors, and empower individuals to take control of their lives. The organization has grown tremendously since its inception in 1969 and now offers over 70 diverse programs that address many of society’s core problems. People’s lives are being destroyed by addiction, families continue to struggle to overcome poverty, abuse, and neglect, and seniors face isolation and abandonment. EAC Network aims to build a better community one individual at a time.

About the TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to support, respect and improve the quality of life in the diverse communities where we live and do business. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed more than $167.5 million and more than 17,000 grants in charitable donations from Maine to Florida. The TD Charitable Foundation focuses on supporting the following community needs: affordable housing, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, financial literacy, and human services. Recently, more than 90 percent of the grants awarded by the Foundation benefit low- and moderate- income communities and individuals. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.

About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.

Contact:

Alena Jones │ Director of Development & Marketing │ (516) 539-0150 x117 │ alena.jones@eac-network.org

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