The TD Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. Funds will support its Mentoring Moms program, which matches overwhelmed mothers, many of whom are single parents, with women mentors who help them with parenting issues, financial issues and generally act as confidants and friends, helping the mothers provide for their families.
The funds will be used to provide support workshops, as well as outings and trips for these families, many of whom have suffered from poverty, homelessness or isolation.
“We are so grateful to TD Charitable Foundation for supporting the mothers and children in our programs,” says Cindy Andrake, Program Director for Mentoring Moms. “Time spent with their mentors is free time. Free of the many things that have been hard for them to face daily in their environment. What a gift to have this respite and safe zone with a giving friend.”