The Mitten Tree—Give the Gift of Warmth


This holiday season, help WESTconsin Credit Union give the gift of warmth with donations to its 12th annual Mitten Tree campaign. Each WESTconsin office will display a tree in its lobby decorated with donations of mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and other items to give to those in need as the winter season’s sub-zero temperatures set in. In 2021, more than 2,700 items were collected, along with $4,343 raised in monetary support.

WESTconsin will begin collecting donations for The Mitten Tree Monday, November 14 through Saturday, December 3. Donations can be dropped off at any WESTconsin office during regular office hours. Acceptable items include mittens, gloves, hats, scarfs, earmuffs, coats, boots, and blankets. Items can be handmade, or store purchased, and be suitable for all age groups. Local distribution of donated items will take place prior to the holidays.

Monetary donations will also be accepted at all WESTconsin offices or over the phone. Those donations will help decorate the tree with paper ornaments:

  • $3 Mitten paper ornament
  • $5 Hat paper ornament

To celebrate The Mitten Tree, enter your child into our coloring contest. Your child could win a Fin Lee Family Fun Box!

Coloring contest rules and instructions:

  • Download the printable coloring sheet.
  • Enter by posting a photo of your child’s finished coloring sheet in the comments section of the coloring contest post at the top of our Facebook page with their first name. By entering, you agree that we can announce your child as the winner on our Facebook page.
  • Children 18 and under are eligible to win. Entry must be made by a parent. One entry per child but parents can submit an entry for more than one child.
  • Contest starts Monday, November 14. Last day to enter is Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
  • One winner will be chosen at random from the entries and announced on Facebook. The parent of the winner will have one week to respond with contact information to coordinate prize dispersal before a new winner is selected.

No purchase necessary to enter. Contest is open to the public. Children of WESTconsin Credit Union employees or Board of Directors are not eligible to win. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash.

WESTconsin Credit Union has been serving members since 1939, and membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the Wisconsin counties of Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer, Taylor, Trempealeau, and Washburn, or the Minnesota counties of Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Isanti, Pine, Ramsey, Wabasha, and Washington, with a $5 minimum deposit in a Membership Savings Account. Credit unions are financial institutions owned by their accountholders, and member funds are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) up to at least $250,000.

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