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

Company Release - 1/7/2016 10:17 AM ET

As cold weather approaches, TCF Bank and Milwaukee Public Schools extend Mitten Tree Drive through Jan. 15

WAYZATA, Minn. & MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TCF National Bank (TCF Bank), a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) (NYSE: TCB), and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) are extending MPS’ annual Mitten Tree Drive through Jan. 15. The extension provides community members one more week to donate new handmade or store-bought hats, scarves, gloves and mittens at TCF Bank’s 16 branches in the Milwaukee area and at MPS Central Services.

“With subzero temperatures fast approaching, we want to help students stay warm this winter,” said Lou Campos, director of retail banking at TCF Bank. “Our team members and customers have been incredibly generous with their donations, yet the need is great. We are hopeful that supporting the extended drive will benefit young people in the community.”

“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.”

The annual Mitten Tree Drive started on Nov. 30 and now goes through Jan. 15. This is the first year TCF Bank branches in the Milwaukee area are serving as public collection sites. In the past, the Mitten Tree Drive 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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