Burlington, VT – The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated $25,000 to Howard Center as part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $230 million through more than 21,330 grants to local non-profits from Maine to Florida.
Howard Center provides mental health, substance use, and developmental services and supports to over 16,000 children, adults and families each year, and was very pleased to receive the donation. Howard Center’s CEO Bob Bick says, “Howard Center is very fortunate to have great neighbors in TD Bank and the TD Charitable Foundation. They provide support in affordable housing and other initiatives; many which focus on improving the welfare of children, adults, and families.
The funds from the TD Charitable Foundation will support our Avenue 7 Program which offers transitional housing for young adults ages 18-28 who receive Developmental Services from Howard Center. This supportive, transitional, residential community with site staff and a residential program advisor, help individuals gain the skills they need to live independently.
“We are proud to partner with Howard Center to provide the necessary resources to insure that everyone in our community are included in building a more sustainable and financially secure future,” said Sheryl McQuade, TD Bank Regional President.
ABOUT HOWARD CENTER: Howard Center has a long and rich history as a trusted provider in the community. With a legacy spanning more than 150 years, we have been providing progressive, compassionate, high-quality care and supports to those in need. Today, we offer an array of exemplary mental health, substance use, and developmental services across the lifespan. As Vermont’s largest social service organization, our 1,600 staff help more than 16,000 people each year in over 60 locations throughout Vermont in collaboration with hundreds of community partners. Howard Center’s 24/7/365 crisis service, First Call for Chittenden County, is available to meet the needs of Chittenden County children, adults, and families in crisis by calling 802-488-7777. www.howardcenter.org. Help is here. A United Way of Northwest Vermont Funded Agency.
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. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $230 million through more than 21,330 grants through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation is available at https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/funding-opportunities/
This contribution supports TD’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through TD’s corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment. The Ready Commitment actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality, environmental wellbeing and health, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets US $750 million in total by 2030 towards community giving in four critical areas: Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through this platform, TD aspires to create a more inclusive tomorrow — helping people of all backgrounds feel more confident, not just about their finances, but about their ability to achieve their goals. Visit: https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/