The Mitten Tree has begun!

Posted: November 2, 2015

The Mitten Tree has begun! Click here to donate online. ‪#‎WESTconsinKindnessCounts‬ ‪#‎WESTconsinMittenTree

This holiday season, WESTconsin Credit Union will host The Mitten Tree campaign—a Kindness Counts initiative. Each office will display The Mitten Tree—a tree in its lobby decorated with holiday ornaments and donated mittens, gloves, hats, scarfs and more. The purpose of The Mitten Tree is to collect cold weather apparel and accessories for those in need as the winter season’s sub-zero temperatures set in. Last year, the credit union collected over 2,700 items.

The campaign begins Monday, November 2, and runs through Saturday, November 21. Donations can be dropped off at any WESTconsin office during regular office hours. Acceptable items include new mittens, gloves, hats, scarfs, earmuffs, coats, boots and blankets; please no previously used items. Items can be handmade or store purchased, and suitable for all age groups. Monetary donations will also be accepted at all WESTconsin offices or online at westconsincu.org. Local distribution will take place prior to the holidays thanks to the following community partners:
  • Amery Office | Amery School District, Operation Christmas
  • Baldwin Office | St. Croix Valley Family Resource Center
  • Barron Office | Gift from the Heart
  • Chippewa Falls Office | The Spirit of Christmas
  • Eau Claire Office | Bolton Refuge House
  • Ellsworth Office | Basics for Local Kids
  • Hudson Office | Operation Help
  • Menomonie-Downtown Office | Knapp Elementary
  • Menomonie-East Office | River Heights Elementary
  • Menomonie-North Office | Downsville Elementary
  • New Richmond Office | Grace Place, Head Start, Five Loaves Food Shelf
  • Prescott Office | Prescott Food Shelf
  • River Falls Office | St. Bridget Church
  • Spring Valley Office | Spring Valley Food Shelf

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