TD Charitable Foundation Supports Branches in Miami with Donation

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The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated a total of $7,500 to Branches as part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community.

“With this grant, we are able to help families achieve long-term financial stability,” said Brent McLaughlin, Executive Director. “We’re proud and honored to partner with TD Bank and its Charitable Foundation."

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated a total of $7,500 to Branches as part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community. 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 support to affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and environmental initiatives, many of which focus on improving the welfare of children and families.

Branches is a local non-profit organization based in Miami and primarily focuses on student services and financial stability. Its Grow Program serves elementary students, preparing them for lifelong success through enrichment of their minds, bodies and hearts. The Climb Program serves middle and high school students, focusing on the development of their individual assets in order to maximize opportunities to become better students and better people. Branches’ Achieve Programs target the well-being of the entire community through services fostering financial stability. Services include the ASSETS small business solutions program, the Ways to Work car loan program for working families, free VITA tax preparation and hunger relief. Branches is also proud to house and operate the United Way Center for Financial Stability (UWCFS).

The funds from the TD Charitable Foundation will help Branches specifically fund its Achieve programs which provide a continuum of financial services that equips and enables families to achieve increased financial stability and long-term success in life. The Achieve programs create opportunity, stimulate productivity and ultimately lead to financial stability and long term success in the following areas: increasing access to knowledge, tools and resources to accomplish financial goals; increasing capacity to learn, earn, save and protect assets; and, developing the behaviors, tools and assets that promote stability and resiliency.

“With this grant, we are able to help individuals and families achieve long-term financial stability and independence,” said Brent McLaughlin, Executive Director. “We’re honored to be a partner with TD Bank and its Charitable Foundation and appreciate their desire to remain a concerned corporate citizen by supporting their local communities.”

About Branches
For over 40 years, Branches has made a positive impact in the community by delivering on its mission to serve, educate and inspire people through student, family and financial stability services. Branches provides long-term, holistic services for motivated individuals and families. We help people grow deeper and climb higher in life by building a foundation through education so they can achieve their goals and fulfill their potential. For additional information about Branches, please call 305.442.8306 or visit http://www.branchesfl.org.

About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of 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 more than $153.6 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 http://www.TDBank.com

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