TCF National Bank (TCF Bank), a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) (NYSE: TCB), and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) today announced that they will extend the donation period until Friday, January 19 for their third annual partnership to gather winter clothing for area children in need.
The Mitten Tree Drive, which this year began on November 27 and was scheduled to end on January 5, is an annual event to gather donations that help keep Milwaukee children warm during the cold winter season. The first year MPS joined forces with TCF, the donation event provided winter clothing to a record 4,000 children, and it has continued to grow ever since.
“Since 2015, we’ve helped MPS provide thousands of students with the warm winter clothing they need to stay safe and healthy throughout the season, but none of it would be possible without so much help from the community,” said Lou Campos, director of retail banking at TCF Bank. “We’re extending the donation period this year to ensure we’re helping as many kids as possible, and we hope the community will join us in making this year’s donation larger than ever.”
Collection sites are located at each of TCF Bank’s 10 branches in the Milwaukee area, in addition to the MPS Central Services building. Residents can donate new handmade or store-bought hats, scarves, gloves and mittens at TCF Bank branches and at MPS Central Services through January 19, 2018.
“According to the 2016 census, 20 percent of Milwaukee County’s nearly one million people are living in poverty, which often means prioritizing other necessities over things like hats and gloves,” said Sophia Smith, volunteer services associate at Milwaukee Public Schools. “The Mitten Tree Drive is making a real difference in the lives of students who can’t afford quality winter clothing, and that’s something the entire community can be proud of.”
All donations go directly to Milwaukee area students. To learn more about the annual Mitten Tree Drive, please visit the website here .
MPS Central Services
•5225 W. Vliet St, Milwaukee (7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday)
TCF Bank Branches
•12850 W Bluemound Rd, Elm Grove
•4110 N 76th St, Milwaukee
•2100 W Good Hope Rd, Glendale
•7932 N 76th St, Milwaukee
•4375 S 76th St, Greenfield
•8955 S Howell Ave, Oak Creek
•110 W Holt Ave, Milwaukee
•4201 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood
•307 N 76th St, Wauwatosa
•1441 Miller Park Way, West Milwaukee