Is your purse growing heavy with lots of loose change? Do you have a growing mound of coins squirreled away in a jar, shoebox or piggy bank?
We've got a solution to your penny woes! Scoop up all those coins, and on Friday, August, 28, bring your pennies -- and nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars and silver dollars -- to the TD Bank Branch at 425 Main Street, Chatham, and donate it to the ECLC of New Jersey Foundation. On top of your generous donation, TD Bank, through its Bring Change initiative, will match a portion of the coins counted that day at its Penny Arcade counting machine, up to $2,000.
Through February 2016, TD's coin-counting Penny Arcades in 500 select stores will serve as designated hubs to collect change and fund local community initiatives across the company's Maine to Florida footprint. Customers and the community are invited to donate all or a portion of their coins counted, which TD Bank will match with a donation of up to $2,000, awarding more than $1 million to worthy recipients.
The ECLC Foundation was chosen, along with organizations in 15 states, in this one-day initiative to help create better communities. For 45 years, ECLC of New Jersey has been offering “Education, Careers and Lifelong Community” to children and adults with special needs, including those diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome and severe learning and/or language disabilities.
ECLC has schools in Chatham and Ho-Ho-Kus, educating nearly 300 students, from ages 5-21. After graduation, ECLC offers employment opportunities through an affiliate, Community Personnel Services, based in Chatham, or placement in the P.R.I.D.E. Centers in Florham Park and Paramus for graduates who are not ready for work.
Through the ECLC Foundation, students are provided with therapeutic horseback riding, after-school programs and weekend overnight trips, and alumni can take evening enrichment classes and enjoy dances and other social opportunities for them to connect with friends.
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the ECLC Foundation through this TD Bank initiative. Your gift will enable ECLC to continue its mission to support hundreds of children and adults with special needs who are part of the ECLC family at our schools, P.R.I.D.E. Centers and Community Personnel Services.