TCF Bank and Milwaukee Public Schools Team Up to Keep Kids Warm this Winter

Public donations are needed of new and gently used hats, scarves, gloves and mittens;
TCF Bank branches in the Milwaukee area serve as collection sites

Drop spot location at TCF Bank branch in Milwaukee (Photo: TCF Bank)

WAYZATA, Minn. & MILWAUKEE--()--TCF Bank, a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) (NYSE: TCF), and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) today announced that they are accepting donations of new and gently used hats, scarves, gloves and mittens to support the Mitten Tree Drive. For the fourth, consecutive year, collection sites are located at each of TCF Bank’s 10 branches in the Milwaukee area and at MPS Central Services.

All store-bought and handmade items dropped off between November 19, 2018 and January 11, 2019 will be donated to MPS students, ensuring they stay safe and warm as temperatures drop during the fall and winter months.

“During the past three years, our customers and team members have given generously to the Mitten Tree Drive and we expect the same this year,” said Lou Campos, director of community banking at TCF Bank. “As you are shopping for the holidays, purchase an extra hat, scarf or a pair of gloves or mittens and drop them off at a TCF Bank branch. It’s a simple act and it is a great way to make a difference in our community.”

“As we continue to focus our efforts on attendance, donations of hats, scarves, gloves and mittens will help to keep our children warm and well this winter,” said Kellie Sigh, director of the Department of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Service at Milwaukee Public Schools. “Our need continues to be great and we appreciate the support of TCF Bank and the public as we strive toward our goal of 4,000 winter items.”

To learn more about the annual Mitten Tree Drive, please visit

Donation Sites
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
  • 2100 W Good Hope Rd, Glendale
  • 4375 S 76th St, Greenfield
  • 110 W Holt Ave, 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

About TCF
TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of September 30, 2018, TCF had $22 billion in total assets and 315 bank branches in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, providing retail and commercial banking services. TCF, through its subsidiaries, also conducts commercial leasing and equipment finance business in all 50 states and commercial inventory finance business in all 50 states and Canada. For more information about TCF, visit

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 results:

  • More MPS students are taking college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses;
  • The MPS Class of 2016 earned $51+ million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to eight of the state and nation’s top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post

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Release Summary

TCF Bank and Milwaukee Public Schools team up to keep kids warm this winter season. Public donations of hats, scarves, mittens and gloves are needed.


Amie Hoffner (952) 249-3350 (Media)

Timothy Sedabres (952) 475-2766 (Investors)

Denise Callaway (414) 531-0213 (Media)