Help Milwaukee Public Schools’ students in need by donating new hats,
scarves, gloves and mittens at TCF Bank branches in the Milwaukee area
WAYZATA, Minn. & MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TCF National Bank (TCF Bank), a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation
(TCF) (NYSE: TCB), and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) today announced
their partnership to ensure kids stay warm and safe during the winter
months. MPS is holding its annual Mitten Tree Drive and for the first
time TCF Bank’s 16 branches in the Milwaukee area are public collection
Residents can donate new handmade or store-bought hats, scarves, gloves
and mittens at TCF Bank branches and at MPS Central Services, the only
collection site in past years, from Nov. 30, 2015 to Jan. 8, 2016.
“We empower our team members to make a difference in the community
whether they are at work or at home,” said Lou Campos, director of
retail banking at TCF Bank. “When one of our branch managers shared the
needs of MPS students, the retail banking team came together to help.
Our team members and customers are incredibly generous and we know they
will help young people as the temperature dips below freezing.”
“More than 80 percent of MPS students are economically disadvantaged and
they need our help to stay warm and safe during the winter months,” said
Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver. “We are
grateful TCF Bank is offering its 16 conveniently located branches as
donation sites. With more donation sites, evening hours and the ability
to drop off items during weekend bank hours, we’re confident that we can
help even more MPS students.”
Donated items are quickly distributed to schools with most items given
to students before the holiday break. In the past, the Mitten Tree drive
has brought more than 1,400 winter items to students in need.
MPS Central Services
- 5225 W. Vliet St, Milwaukee (7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday)
TCF Bank branches
TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank
holding company. As of September 30, 2015, TCF had $20 billion in total
assets and 375 branches in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana,
Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, providing retail and
commercial banking services. TCF, through its subsidiaries, also
conducts commercial leasing, equipment finance, and auto finance
business in all 50 states and commercial inventory finance business in
all 50 states and Canada. For more information about TCF, visit tcfbank.com.
About Milwaukee Public Schools
Milwaukee Public Schools is
committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive
relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all
levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show
- More MPS students are meeting reading standards,
- The MPS Class of 2015 earned $39 million in scholarships; and
MPS is home to 7 of the state’s top high schools according to U.S.
News and World Report and the Washington Post.