The Mitten Tree—Give the Gift of Warmth


WESTERN, WI—WESTconsin Credit Union held their annual Mitten Tree campaign from Monday, November 9 through Sunday, November 22.  Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the annual collection event was conducted a little differently than previous years, with the quarantining of donated goods before distribution and emphasis on monetary donations.  WESTconsin collected 1,563 winter apparel items and $2,732.65 from members. The credit union was able to contribute to the campaign to bring the grand total of monetary donations to $5,000, which will be spread evenly among community partners.

Local distribution will take place thanks to the following community partners: 

    • Altoona | The Bolton Refuge House
    • Amery | Amery School District, Operation Christmas
    • Baldwin | St. Croix Valley Family Resource Center
    • Barron | Gift from the Heart Program
    • Chippewa Falls | The Spirit of Christmas
    • Eau Claire | Drug Endangered Children of Eau Claire
    • Ellsworth | Pierce County Food Shelf
    • Hudson | Operation Help
    • Menomonie-Downtown | River Heights Elementary
    • Menomonie-East/Administrative Center | Ridgeland Elementary
    • Menomonie-North | Bridge to Hope
    • New Richmond | Grace Place, Head Start, Five Loaves Food Shelf
    • Prescott | Hometown Holidays Secret Santa
    • River Falls | Our Neighbors' Place
    • Spring Valley | St. Croix Valley Family Resource Center

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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