Welcome!

News Feed Item

TD Bank Partners with First Book to Provide Books for Children in Need

$125,000 Donated to Provide New Books to Underserved Children

CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® and First Book —a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in underserved communities— have partnered to provide children in kindergarten to second grade access to age-appropriate books at home and in their schools through a new program, Banking On Books. First Book works collectively with publishers and schools across the United States to support the "National Campaign for Grade Level Reading." TD Bank has committed to supporting this program by providing a $125,000 donation to the nonprofit.

America's Most Convenient Bank.

It is widely recognized that an alarming number of children – about 67 percent nationwide, with more than 80 percent from low-income families – are not proficient readers by the end of third grade. 

Committed to education, TD Bank and First Book are dedicated to ensuring that students have access to books that foster a love of learning, and ultimately the tools needed to succeed in school.  TD will partner with community schools for three reading sessions where TD employees will leave behind over 22,000 financially-themed books at 364 schools once the program is completed in June. 

Banking On Books recipients include:  

Delaware: Wilmington - David Harlan Elementary School

Florida: Fort Lauderdale - Daystar Academy, Boynton Beach; Riverland Elementary; Miami - Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary, Lauderhill; Agenoria S. Paschal/ Olinda Elementary, Comstock Elementary, Eneida M. Hartner Elementary, Kelsey L. Pharr Elementary, Linda Lentin K-8 Center, Orchard Villa Elementary; Miami Gardens - Rainbow Park Elementary; Orlando - Ventura Elementary; West Palm Beach - Northmore Elementary

Massachusetts: Dorchester- Oliver Wendell Homes; Hyde Park - Roosevelt School; Lynn -E.J. Harrington School; Revere - Garfield Elementary; Roslindale - Charles Sumner Elementary; Roxbury - David A. Ellis Elementary, Maurice J. Tobin K-8 School; Salem - Saltonstall School

North Carolina: Wilmington - Sunset Park Elementary

New York: Bronx - Family Life Academy Charter School 2, PS 386, PS 91 Bronx, PS/MS 20 George Werdann III, PS 369 Young Leaders Elementary; Brooklyn – Brooklyn Landmark Elementary, Brownsville Ascend Charter School, Hyde Leadership Charter School; New York City – Harlem Link Charter School, Manhattan Christian Academy, PS 126 Jacob August Riis, PS 2 Meyer London School, PS 38 Roberto Clemente Learning Complex, PS4M/Duke Ellington School; Poughkeepsie – Warring Elementary

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia - Ad Prima Charter School, Cayuga Promise Academy, E.W Rhodes, John H. Webster, Olney Elementary, Thomas G. Morton Elementary, Universal Vare Charter School, William Cramp Elementary

South Carolina: Georgetown – McDonald Elementary; Greenville - Legacy Charter School, Monaview Elementary; Lugoff – Doby's Mill Elementary

"TD Bank is excited to launch Banking On Books in partnership with First Book," said Elizabeth K. Warn, Community Development Director. "Our employees are thrilled to engage locally with students where they live and work and most importantly, share a love of reading." 

"The educators we work with across the country tell us every day what a difference these books make in the lives of the kids they work with," said Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book. "Thanks to partners like TD Bank we're not only giving kids the joy of owning new books of their very own, we're transforming their lives by ensuring they have the resources they need to succeed."

For a complete listing of schools, contact Brian Minter at 202-639-0115 or [email protected] 

About First Book
First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada.  By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education. For more information, please visit us online or follow our latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD." To learn more, visit www.td.com.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131120/MM21057LOGO

SOURCE TD Bank

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges. Security, privacy, and unified standards are a few key issues. In addition, each IoT product is comprised of (at least) three separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the back-end service, and the mobile application for the end user’s controls. Each component is developed by a different team, using different technologies and practices, and deployed to a different stack/target –...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitrons Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hitrons Solutions Inc. is distributor in the North American market for unique products and services of small and medium-size businesses, including cloud services and solutions, SEO marketing platforms, and mobile applications.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Numerex Corp, a leading provider of managed enterprise solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT), will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ:NMRX) is a leading provider of managed enterprise solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT). The Company's solutions produce new revenue streams or create operating...
Enterprises have forever faced challenges surrounding the sharing of their intellectual property. Emerging cloud adoption has made it more compelling for enterprises to digitize their content, making them available over a wide variety of devices across the Internet. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Santosh Ahuja, Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies, will introduce various mechanisms provided by cloud service providers today to manage and share digital content in a secure manner....
We are always online. We access our data, our finances, work, and various services on the Internet. But we live in a congested world of information in which the roads were built two decades ago. The quest for better, faster Internet routing has been around for a decade, but nobody solved this problem. We’ve seen band aid approaches like CDNs that attack a niche's slice of static content part of the Internet, but that’s it. It does not address the dynamic services-based Internet of today. It doe...
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
While DevOps promises a better and tighter integration among an organization’s development and operation teams and transforms an application life cycle into a continual deployment, Chef and Azure together provides a speedy, cost-effective and highly scalable vehicle for realizing the business values of this transformation. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, will present a unique opportunity to witness how Chef and Azure work tog...
As cloud adoption continues to transform business, today’s global enterprises are challenged with managing a growing amount of information living outside of the data center. The rapid adoption of IoT and increasingly mobile workforce are exacerbating the problem. Ensuring secure data sharing and efficient backup poses capacity and bandwidth considerations as well as policy and regulatory compliance issues.
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, will discuss the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports. The session will include a working demo and a technical d...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Between the mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Charles Kendrick, CTO at Isomorphic Software, will present a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how business and deve...
SYS-CON Events announced today that eCube Systems, a leading provider of middleware modernization, integration, and management solutions, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. eCube Systems offers a family of middleware evolution products and services that maximize return on technology investment by leveraging existing technical equity to meet evolving business needs. ...