June 15, 2017, NEW YORK—The Doe Fund announced today receipt of a $5,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. The grant was awarded for The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able transitional work program, which provides economic opportunity for formerly incarcerated and homeless men, in New York City. TD Charitable Foundation has generously funded The Doe Fund’s work since 2010. This year’s grant marks the Foundation’s largest award to the organization to date.
Ready, Willing & Able addresses the root causes of recidivism, homelessness and poverty. At the heart of the multi-phase residential program is paid transitional work, complemented by career development and training, social services, and education. Men complete the program with the work and life skills they need to achieve permanent self-sufficiency and economic independence. Since 1990, the program has returned tens of thousands of men back to their families and communities as productive, stable members of society.
The TD Charitable Foundation grant will be invested in the Ready, Willing & Able programs at The Doe Fund’s residential facilities in Harlem and Brooklyn. The three facilities collectively serve more than 2,000 men each year.
About The Doe Fund
Founded in 1985 by homeless advocate George T. McDonald, The Doe Fund provides life-transforming services, supportive and transitional housing, and economic opportunity for formerly incarcerated and homeless men.
Through its pioneering work in social enterprise, including the acclaimed Ready, Willing & Able program, The Doe Fund reduces recidivism, improves the quality of life in city neighborhoods, and fosters permanent economic independence among its clients.
Known throughout the city by their distinctive blue uniforms, The Men in Blue of The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able program clean more than 120 miles of New York City streets and sidewalks as part of a year-long program of recovery, personal and professional development, and economic advancement.
A staunch commitment to active involvement in the local community is a vital element of the TD Bank philosophy. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® and the TD Charitable Foundation provide support to affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and environmental initiatives, many of which focus on improving the welfare of children and families.
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. The Foundation’s mission is to support, respect and improve the quality of life in the diverse communities where we live and do business. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed more than $172.2 million and more than 17,000 grants in charitable donations from Maine to Florida. The TD Charitable Foundation focuses on supporting the following community needs: affordable housing, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, financial literacy, and human services. Recently, more than 90 percent of the grants awarded by the Foundation benefited low-and moderate- income communities and individuals. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.
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.
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