CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, will be joined by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) and TD Auto Finance to support Special Olympics through its annual fundraising program, beginning March 24, 2014.
The program encourages TD customers and employees to raise funds for Special Olympics. Last year, over $1 million was raised for Special Olympics from Maine to Florida through wristbands purchased by customers and employees.
"TD Bank is proud to unite with our customers and employees to support Special Olympics for a sixth year," said Fred Graziano, Executive Vice President, TD Bank. "Special Olympics has a significant positive impact on its athletes and their families, and we're thrilled to help further the work they do to strengthen our communities."
"This is a cause close to our hearts," adds Talvis Love, CIO for TD Auto Finance. "These athletes are an inspiration and that's why we are doing what we can to support them through fundraising in our local communities. Their example pushes us all to support inclusion and positive social change for individuals with disabilities through advocacy, education, and outreach."
Green and white wristbands, featuring TD Bank and Special Olympics logos will be available for $5 each at all TD Bank stores. TD Bank customers and non-customers can also use Penny Arcade to count and donate their loose change with the standard fee being waived for non-customers. As a part of TD's company-wide fundraising efforts, employees will have the opportunity to contribute towards the program internally through direct corporate donations.
"TD Ameritrade fosters a culture where we believe that people matter and that it takes all of us working together to improve our communities," said Katrina Becker, Managing Director, Communications and Public Affairs for TD Ameritrade. "Thousands of our employees across the U.S. support Special Olympics through monetary contributions, and by giving their time to volunteer. We're proud to collaborate in this effort with TD Bank as Special Olympics inspires all of us to open our hearts to a wider world of human talent and potential."
The Special Olympics fundraising program runs from March 24 through May 4, 2014.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
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About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports every day around the world. Through work in sports, health education and community building, Special Olympics is addressing inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities which leads to a more welcoming and inclusive society. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than 4.2 million athletes in 170 countries. With the support of more than one million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics is able to deliver 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 70,000 competitions throughout the year. Visit Special Olympics at http://www.specialolympics.org. Engage on Twitter @specialolympics; fb.com/specialolympics
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