LCW Wins “Housing for Everyone” Award in Massachusetts

November 19, 2009 – Boston, Mass. –  Lawrence Community Works (LCW)  received the TD Charitable Foundation’s annual “Housing for Everyone” Award along with a $75,000 grant which will be used to support affordable housing initiatives in Essex County. Now in its fifth year, the “Housing for Everyone” Award competition offers housing non-profits a chance to win funds for projects that help to stabilize the housing environment in communities where TD Bank does business. Grants ranged from $10,000 to $100,000. Lawrence Community Works was the 1st Place Winner in Massachusetts!! 

Lisa Torrisi, Director of Resource Development for LCW commented, “Lawrence CommunityWorks is thrilled to win this award – TD Bank has been a great partner and a strong supporter of our homeownership education, affordable housing development, and financial literacy work for many years. Recognition for the impact our work is having in the community and funds to support our programs come at a critical time when much of the funding available for these programs has been cut. This award will help us to continue building a better future for the families of Lawrence.” 

LCW’s approach to community revitalization is built around a three-pronged neighborhood stabilization strategy that focuses on investing in both the social and physical landscape of Lawrence, Mass. They provide real estate development, asset building, and foreclosure mitigation programs designed to revitalize the physical, economic, civic, and social landscape of Lawrence. Through the “Housing for Everyone” program, the TD Charitable Foundation donated a total $2 million in 2009, and has invested nearly $5.3 million in affordable housing to date.

About the TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 15 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made over $53 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The efforts of the Foundation are coordinated locally through TD Bank’s community relations departments and are focused on the areas of affordable housing, education and financial literacy, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at


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