TCF Bank and Milwaukee Public Schools partner to keep kids warm this winter

December 10, 2015

mittentreebannerTCF National Bank (TCF Bank), a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) (NYSE: TCB), and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) announced recently 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 sites.
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.
Donation sites:
MPS Central Services
• 5225 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee (7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday)
TCF Bank branches:
• 5851 S. Packard Ave., Cudahy
• 12850 W. Bluemound Rd., Elm Grove
• 1735 W. Silver Spring Dr., Glendale
• 2100 W. Good Hope Rd., Glendale
• 4375 S. 76th St., Greenfield
• 110 W. Holt Ave., Milwaukee
• 123 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee
• 1100 E. Garfield Ave., Milwaukee
• 2355 N. 35th St,. Milwaukee
• 4061 N. 54th St., Milwaukee
• 4110 N. 76th St., Milwaukee
• 7932 N. 76th St., Milwaukee
• 8955 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek
• 4201 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood
• 307 N. 76th St., Wauwatosa
• 1441 Miller Park Way, West Milwaukee