We are pleased to announce the results of this year’s Mitten Tree Program with contributions of $4,004 to local non-profit organizations. Thanks to the generous support of the community, 1,957 winter weather accessories, including hats, mittens and scarves, were also collected and distributed to local families in need.
The Mitten Tree Program has been an MVSB community tradition for 35 years. In the weeks preceding Christmas, each of MVSB’s 11 offices accepted and proudly displayed donated handmade or purchased mittens, hats and scarves. For each item donated, MVSB provided a $2 contribution to local charitable organizations within the communities the Bank serves.
Financial contributions and all items donated by customers, community members and businesses are distributed at the beginning of January. All hats, mittens and gloves donated are given to members of the community who need help staying warm during the winter season. Numerous groups and individuals participate in the distribution of donated items, including the Visiting Nurses Association, local school nurses and childcare centers.
Non-profit organizations benefiting from the program this year fell into 2 different categories; senior services groups and children’s services groups. Senior service groups shared a total amount of $2,418, children’s services split $1,586.
Pictured is one of the Bank’s first MittenTrees.