The Bank is once again asking for your help to keep local residents warm this winter by participating in our annual Mitten Tree Program.
Beginning the day after Thanksgiving and continuing through December 22nd, we encourage members of the local community to drop off handmade or purchased mittens, gloves, hats and scarves at your nearest MVSB office. The items will be displayed on a special tree in the lobby of each office before being distributed to members of the community who need them. Numerous individuals, schools and non-profits will help us distribute the items early next year.
For every item donated, we will contribute $2 to local community groups and nonprofit organizations. Last year, the MVSB Mitten Tree Program donated more than $3,010 to organizations in the Lakes Region.
To participate in the 2012 Mitten Tree program, bring your handmade or store-bought mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves to any one of our local offices. This year’s mitten donors will choose where the money will be sent: local food pantries, humane societies and/or senior centers.