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TD Charitable Foundation Supports Camillus House with Housing for Everyone grant

Friday, March 27, 2020

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated a total of $125,000 to Camillus House as part of the foundation’s Housing for Everyone grant competition. A total of $3.75 million was provided to 30 nonprofits to improve access to safe, clean, and affordable housing in communities from Maine to Florida.

Camillus House is the most experienced and wide-reaching community-based nonprofit serving people facing homelessness in Miami-Dade County. On the cusp of 60 years of service, Camillus House serves women, men, youth, and families experiencing homelessness.  From a small soup kitchen to a comprehensive system of care, Camillus houses more than 1,000 individuals each night.

The generous gift from the TD Charitable Foundation will enable Camillus to complete necessary capital upgrades to Somerville Residences.  When finished, the site will provide housing and supportive services for up to 100 individuals including veterans and formerly homeless individuals at any given time. 

"The Housing for Everyone grants bring the bank's social impact platform, the TD Ready Commitment, to life by helping to create safe, affordable residences for those in greatest need," said Paige Carlson-Heim, Director of the TD Charitable Foundation and Office of Charitable and Community Giving. "We recognize that having a safe, affordable place to live is essential to achieving financial security. "

“This grant is fantastic for Camillus and our ability to expand the services we provide, in particular to the hardest to serve clients, those that we, through our specialized outreach teams—the Lazarus Project and the PATH project—are able to engage into housing and services,” said Hilda M. Fernandez, CEO of Camillus House.  “Both of those programs target the most severely mentally ill, service-resistant, chronically homeless individuals on the streets today, and these individuals need a different kind of place to go.  Many of them cannot survive in a shelter environment.  So this housing that this grant is going to provide the opportunity for us to make available, really is essential in trying to serve those really hard to reach individuals for whom this is the appropriate residential setting.”

The Housing for Everyone grant competition supports TD's longstanding commitment to community enrichment through TD's social impact platform, the TD Ready Commitment.  The TD 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 TD 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/

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 nearly 21,330 grants through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/funding-opportunities/

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 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 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.td.com/us. 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/us.

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