TD Bank Group Donates $225,000 to Help Children with Autism and Global Developmental Delays

MONTREAL, Nov. 28, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - TD Bank Group donates $225,000 to the Donald Berman Yaldei Developmental Centre's Another Chance Campaign. This gift will support early intervention therapy, schooling, parental and school coaching, and respite for children with autism and global developmental delays and their families. As part of this gift, a TD Reading Corner will be available in each classroom of the new home.

The Another Chance Campaign aims to fund the purchase and renovate Yaldei's new home, which will provide services to over 400 children with global developmental delays within the next few years.

"We all know a family or friend with a special needs child whose lives have been forever changed. With TD's support, children whose medical professionals said would never walk, talk, feed themselves or interact learn to do all these things and go on to realize happy and fulfilled lives. Our new Centre will be a landmark project for all Quebeckers", said Martin Schwartz, Campaign Chair.

''TD is a strong supporter of children's literacy and it goes without saying that the Donald Berman Yaldei Developmental Centre provides crucial services to children with special needs and their family,'' said Sylvie Demers, Chair, Quebec Market, TD Bank Group. ''We are touched to know that hundreds of children will be able to feed their imaginations with the stories available in the TD Reading Corners. It's an honour to contribute to the success of Yaldei's new home.''

About TD Community Giving
TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its customers and employees live and work. In 2015, TD donated more than $92.5 million to community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For further information, please visit www.td.com/corporate-responsibility.

About the Donald Berman Yaldei Developmental Centre
Founded in 1997, Yaldei is a not-for-profit organization devoted to helping children with developmental delays and autism reach their full potential and providing support for their families.  The only one of its kind in Quebec, Yaldei provides early intervention therapy, education, summer camp experiences, evening and weekend family respite, and school integration support for children from birth to 18 years. Yaldei is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of experienced therapists and educators. Our cutting-edge curriculum ensures that each and every child receives a tailored treatment plan. 

Yaldei serves every community in Montreal – Anglophone, Francophone, Jewish, Asian, Greek, Italian, Arabic, Aboriginal, Indian, African-Canadian.

To learn more about our unique formula that changes lives, please visit www.yaldei.org.

 

SOURCE The Donald Berman Yaldei Developmental Centre

Image with caption: "Back row (left to right): Menachem Leifer, Executive Director, Yaldei, Clifford Noonoo, Senior Vice President, Investment Advisor, TD Wealth, Sylvie Demers, Chair, Quebec Market, TD Bank Group, Risa Plotnick, Director of School & Rehabilitative Services, Yaldei, Martin Schwartz, Campaign Chair, Yaldei, Martin Rosenberg, Campaign Committee; Front row: Ben Baer, Director of Clinical Services, surrounded by Yaldei school students. (CNW Group/The Donald Berman Yaldei Developmental Centre)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161128_C1314_PHOTO_EN_827030.jpg

For further information: Fiona Hirst, TD Bank Group, Media Relations, fiona.hirst@td.com, 514-289-1670; Mélodie Ménard, Morin Public Relations, melodie@morinrp.com, 514-561-1966; Joelle Bohadana, Donald Berman Yaldei Developmental Centre, Joelleb@yaldei.org, 514-279-3666 ext. 242

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