TD Charitable Foundation Grants $5,000 to Support Long Island Youth in Foster Care
07/19/2016

EAC Network receives $5,000 from TD Charitable Foundation

Online PR News – 19-July-2016 – Hempstead, NY – EAC Network is pleased to receive a $5,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® for its Chance to Advance program on July 11, 2016.

Chance to Advance serves the Long Island foster care population (ages 8-21) with educational and enrichment opportunities through the help of one-on-one mentors. Research shows that youth in foster care have lower self-esteem, engage in more negative relationships, and are more likely to drop out of high school. However, intervention through mentorship helps children and young people to have positive outlooks and behaviors. In addition, children with mentors are more likely to complete their education.

“This generous donation from the TD Charitable Foundation allows Chance to Advance to continue to provide children in foster care or who have been adopted with opportunities to help them thrive in their current environment, and it creates opportunities for positive development trips and workshops to empower, educate, and inspire our youth,” said Demishia Owens, Program Director of Chance to Advance. “The funding will also assist with training and recruiting mentors who are committed to making a difference in children’s lives.”

TD Charitable Foundation has generously supported EAC Network for almost ten years.

Learn more about EAC Network and Chance to Advance. For more information on becoming a volunteer mentor, call Angela Curcio-Cardarelli, Youth Coordinator, at (631) 648-2700 x213.

About EAC Network
Founded in 1969, EAC Network is a not-for-profit human service agency serving 68,500 people annually through 70 programs across Long Island and New York City. EAC Network’s mission is to respond to human needs with programs and services that protect children, promote healthy families and communities, help seniors, and empower individuals to take control of their lives. Among those the organization assists are children who have been physically or sexually abused, senior citizens needing support, people struggling with substance abuse and/or mental illness, youth in the foster care system, persons on public assistance seeking financial independence, adults and youth who are under or unemployed, individuals needing help to mediate disputes, and families in crisis. For more information about EAC Network, please call 516-539-0150 or visit www.eac-network.org, facebook.com/eacnet, and @EACNet.

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About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made more than $157 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.

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