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

Company Release - 11/30/2015 10:55 AM ET

Help Milwaukee Public Schools’ students in need by donating new hats, scarves, gloves and mittens at TCF Bank branches in the Milwaukee area

WAYZATA, Minn. & MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TCF National Bank (TCF Bank), a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) (NYSE: TCB), and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) today announced 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
  • 2355 N 35th St, Milwaukee
  • 12850 W Bluemound Rd, Elm Grove
  • 4061 N 54th St, Milwaukee
  • 1735 W Silver Spring Dr, Glendale
  • 4110 N 76th St, Milwaukee
  • 2100 W Good Hope Rd, Glendale
  • 7932 N 76th St, Milwaukee
  • 4375 S 76th St, Greenfield
  • 8955 S Howell Ave, Oak Creek
  • 110 W Holt Ave, Milwaukee
  • 4201 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood
  • 123 W Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee
  • 307 N 76th St, Wauwatosa
  • 1100 E Garfield Ave, Milwaukee
  • 1441 Miller Park Way, West Milwaukee

About TCF
TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of September 30, 2015, TCF had $20 billion in total assets and 375 branches in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, providing retail and commercial banking services. TCF, through its subsidiaries, also conducts commercial leasing, equipment finance, and auto 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 meeting reading standards,
  • The MPS Class of 2015 earned $39 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to 7 of the state's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.

Learn more about MPS by visiting our website. More news is available at

TCF Financial Corporation
Mark Goldman, 952-475-7050
[email protected]
Milwaukee Public Schools
Denise Callaway, 414-531-0213
[email protected]

Source: TCF Financial Corporation

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