The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently awarded a $20,000 grant to the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. Funds will support the Volunteer Center’s Mentoring Moms program, which matches overwhelmed mothers, many of whom are single parents, with caring mentors who provide emotional and practical support by helping them with everyday parenting challenges, including financial issues and other struggles.
The funds will be used to provide support financial workshops as well as other programs for these families, many of whom have limited resources.
“We are so grateful to TD Charitable Foundation for supporting the mothers and families in our program,” says Cindy Andrake, Program Director for Mentoring Moms. “Funding for workshops and events allow us to provide valuable learning opportunities which not only impacts mothers, but their children as well.”
More women are needed to become mentors—there is an especially great need for bi-lingual, Spanish-speaking mentors.
To find out how to become a mentor, or to pledge a donation to support the Mentoring Moms program, call (201) 489-9454 or visit www.bergenvolunteers.org and click on mentoring programs.