Banking On Books: TD Bank and First Book Bring 20,000 New Books to Kids in Need

We are excited to share the big news that our friends at TD Charitable Foundation are stepping up with $114,000 in grants to put books in the hands of kids in need!

The TD Charitable Foundation and First Book have provided new books to 50 schools and programs for the second year in a row through the Banking on Books program.TD Charitable Foundation volunteers read to children at a reading party & books provided by First Book

The grant recipients are located along the East Coast from Maine to Florida and each received a $1,000 book grant.

TD Charitable Foundation, part of TD Bank, is a huge supporter of education. Elizabeth K. Warn, President of the TD Charitable Foundation stated,

“Something as simple as access to a good book can be a powerful force in a child’s life. By partnering with local organizations such as First Book, the TD Charitable Foundation is able to make those books a reality, creating a real impact for children and families in our communities.”

Reading parties were also recently held at community programs and schools in Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire and New Jersey.

TD Bank volTD Charitable Foundation volunteers read to children at a reading party & books provided by First Bookunteers were in attendance at the reading parties to read to the children, distribute backpacks and bookmarks and provide brand-new books to the children to take home. Each of these four programs also received a $2,000 book grant.

President and CEO of First Book, Kyle Zimmer said,

“Thanks to partners like TD Bank and the TD Charitable Foundation, 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.”

Thanks to TD Charitable Foundation and their volunteers, many new books have been provided to children in need due to their continued support and allegiance to education.

 

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