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Supporter Spotlight: TD Bank Group

Published August 04, 2022

It all started with a shopping spree. In 2016, on a November evening, employees from TD Bank Group - representing branches throughout Richmond - met at Toys "R" Us. They gathered in teams and fanned out across the store, filling their shopping carts with toys. When they were done, the bill came to $3,500!
 
What does this have to do with RCRG? Well, every single one of those toys was donated to the Richmond Christmas Fund. Ever since, TD has been among our most generous and enthusiastic supporters.
 
The shopping spree continued for the next two years, but TD was just getting started. In 2018, the company made a $5,000 donation to the Christmas Fund. This was followed by a $10,500 gift in 2019, and $10,000 contributions in both 2020 and 2021.
 
During that period, TD employees also began volunteering with our organization. They supported Christmas Fund events like Windows of Hope and A Not So Silent Night. Several TD staff members even joined our board of directors, including Zinnia Johnston, who served for four years, and Jonathan Wong, who became a board member this past June.

Have we mentioned the Richmond Family & Friend Caregiver Hub? In 2021, we approached TD, asking them to become the Lead Sponsor of our Relax, Recharge, Reset Workshop Series. They agreed, contributing $16,000 and making it possible for us to offer dozens of in-person and virtual workshops, designed to enhance the health and well-being of local caregivers.
 
While it's always a good time to recognize our supporters, we're highlighting TD now because we just received some amazing news: the company has renewed its commitment both to the Christmas Fund and the Caregiver Hub!
 
For the fourth year in a row, TD will be one of the Christmas Fund's Angel Donors, contributing $10,000 to help brighten the holidays for families in need. And for the second straight year, the company has stepped up to sponsor our Relax, Recharge, Reset Workshop Series - pledging an additional $16,000!

At RCRG, we enjoy building relationships with our supporters. We take pride in sharing our story and highlighting our impact, so donors feel connected to our work. We're especially grateful, though, when a supporter is equally invested in the relationship. When they not only understand our mission, but believe in it, and take proactive steps to move it forward.
 
TD is in that category, always asking, "What more can we do?" It's a question any community organization would love to hear. We're lucky, and grateful, that when we give TD an answer, their support goes above and beyond even our most optimistic requests.