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TD donates $75,000 to Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon to help build a new house

Monday, April 08, 2013

TD donates $75,000 to Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon to help build a new house

23:02 EDT Monday, April 08, 2013

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Gift to capital campaign will benefit B.C. families with children who need to travel to Vancouver for medical treatment

VANCOUVER, April 8, 2013 /CNW/ - TD today announced a $75,000 donation over three years to Ronald McDonald House BC/Yukon as part of its capital campaign to build a new house located at the BC Children's Hospital site.

"A new Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver is critical to better serve the needs of seriously ill children and their families who must travel long distances to access necessary medical treatment," said Richard Pass, CEO, Ronald McDonald House BC. "We would like to thank TD for its generous donation to our capital campaign which brings us even closer to our goal to serve more families in need."

The new Ronald McDonald House, expected to be completed in the summer of 2014, will provide additional facilities and services that will enable families to stay with their children and keep their lives moving as normally as possible.

"TD is pleased to contribute to this worthwhile campaign to build an even bigger Ronald McDonald House in the region," said Jane Russell, Senior Vice President, TD Bank Group. "The families who rely on Ronald McDonald House are dealing with a great deal of stress and finding an affordable and comfortable place to stay should not be a burden. We know this donation will benefit many families who are receiving world-class care at BC Children's Hospital."

TD is a long-time supporter of Ronald McDonald House BC/Yukon and has helped raise more than $200,000 since 2006 through annual fundraising efforts.

TD Community Giving
TD Bank Group invests in communities to make a positive impact where it does business and where our customers, clients and employees live and work. In 2012, TD Bank Group donated over $65 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, we focus on Education and Financial Literacy, Creating Opportunities for Young People, and the Environment. For more information, visit www.td.com/corporateresponsibility.

About Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon
Ronald McDonald House is a safe, secure home-away-from-home for families throughout BC and the Yukon with seriously ill children receiving medical treatment in Vancouver at BC Children's Hospital. The House provides a warm, welcoming environment where parents can relax, prepare hot meals and share their concerns and experiences with other parents. Visit us at rmhbc.ca

Image with caption: "TD Bank Group today announced a $75,000 gift to Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon to help build a new house in Vancouver. L-R: Joe Hargitt, Development Director, Ronald McDonald House BC, Fran Strike, Vice President, TD Commercial Banking, Theresa Bird, District Vice President, TD Canada Trust and Richard Pass, CEO, Ronald McDonald House BC. (CNW Group/TD Bank Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130408_C3496_PHOTO_EN_25323.jpg

SOURCE: TD Bank Group

For further information:

Media inquiries:

Jeff Meerman 
TD Bank Group
604/654-0324
jeff.meerman@td.com

Joe Hargitt
Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon
604/736-2957
joe@rmhbc.ca

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