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TD employees in Ontario raise $7.7 million for United Way and other charities
Results for annual TD Charitable Giving campaign are up 17% year-over- year TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - More than 35,000 TD Bank Financial Group employees from across Ontario recently proved that with creative thinking and strong teamwork, you can truly make a difference together. TD raised a record $7,776,509 during its annual Charitable Giving campaign, which ran from October 22 to November 9, 2007. The money raised goes to the United Way of Greater Toronto and other charities across Canada. TD employees raised $5,860,655 - up 17% year-over-year - with the remaining amount coming from a TD corporate donation of $1,915,854. "We're committed to the communities in which we work, live and play, and year after year TD employees demonstrate an inexhaustible spirit and impressive ability to raise funds for the United Way and other charities," said Brian Haier, Executive Vice President Retail Banking and Chair of TD's Charitable Giving Campaign for Ontario. "Together we raise an incredible amount of money in a very short amount of time, funds that will benefit the lives of many individuals and families and make our communities stronger. I'm very proud to be a part of such a dedicated team." During the campaign, TD employees in Ontario were able to donate to any registered charity or non-profit of their choice in Canada. Demonstrating spirit and ingenuity, employees held various fundraising activities across the province helping to raise a record amount of money this year. Examples of fundraising activities include: - One department held a video game challenge among its employees for the best "Guitar Hero." - Another group of employees decided to bring back the kindergarten era by competing in a tricycle race for the United Way. - Many held Halloween themed events such as cubicle decorating contests and pumpkin carving. Over the past five years, TDBFG and its employees have raised over $35 million for the United Way of Greater Toronto and charitable organizations across Canada as part of its annual TD Charitable Giving campaign. TD Community Giving: Making a Difference Together Children's health, literacy and education, and the environment are the three primary areas of focus for TD's community giving. The major flagship programs within these areas are: TD Children's Hospital Fund, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, TD Canadian Children's Book Week, TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership, and the TD Summer Reading Club. Through the support of our customers and employees, TD is also involved with a host of national, regional and local programs in support of diversity, arts and culture and other causes. In 2007, TD donated more than $33 million to 2,000 charities and not-for-profit organizations across Canada. /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca. Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/
For further information: Jennifer Martin, TD Bank Financial Group, (416) 308-6473, Jennifer.L.Martin@td.com
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