C's Help Students at Edison K-8 School

Boston (Tuesday April 2, 2012) – Boston Celtics Center Greg Stiemsma was joined by staff members from TD Bank and members of the Celtics organizations as they assisted students in beautifying their school as part of the TD Bank Helping Hands program. Stiemsma helped students at the Edison K-8 School in Brighton build and paint recycling bins for their school grounds as well as help landscape the school yard and design a school mural.

“Today was a fun day with the students of the Edison School,” Stiemsma said. “I am really impressed with the work these students did to help make their school look better. The pride in their school and community really showed and was inspiring to me and the other volunteers.”

The TD Bank Helping Hands is collaboration between TD Bank and the Boston Celtics. The program is part of the NBA Green week initiative. During NBA Green Week, presented by Sprint; the league, its teams and its players will participate in community service projects, recycling programs, green giveaways, auctions, and promotions to encourage fans to “Go Green.” NBA Green Week is conducted in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council in an effort to generate awareness and funds for protecting the environment.

“At TD Bank, we want to be as green as our logo,” said Mark Crandall, Regional President for TD Bank. “We are the largest U.S.-based bank to be carbon neutral, and have opened seven stores and offices in Massachusetts that are energy-efficient with LEED design features. We are proud to partner with the Celtics on this initiative to show kids fun ways that, they too, can contribute to the environment.”