In partnership with national nonprofit First Book, TD Bank is distributing 20,000 new books to teachers and educators to add to their classroom and school libraries. Aimed at Pre-K – Young Adults, these books are part of TD's "Banking On Books" program, which is designed to help provide Title 1 schools with new books for the school year. This Columbia event kicks off the first of five events across the TD footprint to give away 140,000 new books in low-income school districts.
The Books On Wheels program will bring out more than 100 volunteers from TD Bank. Over 300 teachers are expected to attend, and each will receive a $100 First Book Marketplace voucher to purchase financial education-themed books and games for school libraries and classrooms, a value of $30,000.