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CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE, Feb. 7, 2024 — TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, announced today that Preble Street Teen Services has been selected as the beneficiary of the 26th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Based in Portland, Maine, Preble Street Teen Shelter serves more than 300 youth statewide each year, including young teens who have been forced to leave home because of physical or sexual abuse and young adults struggling with substance use and/or mental illness.
Preble Street Teen Services is a hub of services for homeless and runaway youth, providing immediate access and an acclaimed service coordination model. As the core component of Preble Street Teen Services, the Teen Center helps to meet immediate needs — providing warmth and safety, nutritious meals, clothing, and crisis intervention — while building positive relationships with young people, enhancing their self-esteem and offering them the opportunity to develop life skills that promote stability and independence.
“Preble Street Teen Services provides critical support to teens in need in our community,” said Sheryl McQuade, Regional President, New England Metro at TD Bank. “Their unique, collaborative approach continues to make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many and we are honored to name them as our 2024 race beneficiary.”
Preble Street Teen Services will receive $30,000 from TD Bank and further benefit from fundraising activities, including the race’s charity bib program, as well as increased awareness through its association with one of Maine’s premier sporting events.
“Our hard-working staff and Board are beyond excited that TD Bank and the TD Beach to Beacon 10K have selected Preble Street as their nonprofit beneficiary for 2024,” said Mark Swann, Executive Director of Preble Street. “We all have a responsibility to work together to protect our youth. Through this partnership, we hope to engage more people in our work to break the cycle of homelessness and support young people as they learn the skills needed to have a different path for themselves moving forward.”
The 2023 race beneficiary was Valo, a nonprofit organization taking a proactive approach to cultivate emotional wellbeing in the young people of Maine.
About Preble Street Teen Services
Preble Street is a nonprofit social service agency serving the most vulnerable people in Maine since 1975 through innovative, best-practice, client-centered programs. In addition to the largest direct service emergency food program in northern New England, Preble Street operates low barrier programs throughout Maine providing 24/365 services for individuals and families, including homeless youth, women, veterans, and survivors of human trafficking, driven by its mission to meet urgent needs, empower people to move beyond the crises in their lives, and advocate for solutions to homelessness, hunger, and poverty. To break the cycle of homelessness, youth and young adults need an integrated system of care and safety. Preble Street Teen Services provides low-barrier access to shelter, food, basic needs, casework, mental health supports, education and employment services, and a variety of housing options for youth experiencing homelessness.
About the TD Beach to Beacon 10K
The TD Beach to Beacon 10K draws runners from New England and throughout the world to picturesque Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The race begins on Route 77 near the Crescent Beach State Park entrance, winds along tree-lined streets and past breathtaking ocean vistas and ends in Fort Williams Park at historic Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in the world.With its combined focus on sustainability and charitable donations, the race exemplifies TD Bank’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through The Ready Commitment, a multi-year platform that actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality, environmental well-being, and health, and increases opportunities for people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Through this platform, TD Bank aspires to create a more inclusive tomorrow — helping people of all backgrounds feel more confident, not just about their finances, but about their ability to achieve their goals.
The iconic event is managed by DMSE Sports of Woburn, Massachusetts. Along with the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, DMSE works with the B.A.A. on managing the Boston Marathon and other high-profile sports events.
About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S. by assets, providing over 10.0 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,100 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Auto Finance, a division of TD Bank, N.A., offers vehicle financing and dealer commercial services. TD Bank and its subsidiaries also offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.td.com/us. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/TDBank_US/.
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