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Mitten Drive Results

November 10, 2009

Mitten Drive Results

Milwaukee, WI - MPTV 10&36 Outreach is pleased to announce its second annual drive to collect new mittens, scarves, and hats ended successfully with 1550 items, an 11% increase over last year. The generosity of many individuals and groups enables MPTV to distribute beautiful items, many hand-made, to children and their families through 33 agencies and schools.

The agencies receiving items to distribute to less fortunate families or school children in need are as follows:

AGAPE Community Center
Boys & Girls Club-Hillside Community
Boys & Girls Club-Sherman Park Area
Doerfler Elementary School-Milwaukee
Grantosa Drive Elementary School- Milwaukee
Head Start - 102nd St.
Head Start - 78th St.
Head Start - Capitol
Head Start - Cudahy
Head Start - Green Tree
Head Start - Johnson Square
Head Start - North
Head Start - South
Head Start - S. 61st St.
Head Start - West Allis
Hmong American Women's Association
Hope House
House of Peace
Jefferson School -West Allis
La Causa Charter School
Neighborhood House
Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
Sojourner Truth House
The Parenting Network
Children's Service Society of Wisconsin
Lao Family Community, Inc.
Guadalupe Head Start
Northcott Neighborhood House
Day Care Services for Children, Inc.
Next Door Foundation
Urban Day

Donors included:
Saturn Lounge Advertising Photography (300 mittens)
The Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee
Susan Kleinhans of Sheboygan Falls & her Johnsonville Hustler 4-H Club members
"Knitwits" and "Crafty Chicks" of Milwaukee
Eunice Greco and other senior citizens from Milwaukee

Donation sites coordinators:
MPTV Friends Auction Site - Art Langlas and Sharon Fischer-Toerpe
MATC North Campus - Sandra Webster
MATC South Campus - Caryn Dohring
MATC West Campus - Jerry O'Sullivan
Country Springs Hotel and Water Park in Pewaukee - Nicole Slemin and Julie Beck
Milwaukee Public Television

All mittens, gloves, hats and scarves will be in the hands of the agencies and schools within the next week. Distribution to those who need them will follow. All items are given free of charge. No resale is allowed. MPTV is grateful to all the knitters and donors, young and older.
Continuing its tradition of community involvement, MPTV ran its Mittens & More Drive October 19-30. The public television station ran its very successful Mr. Rogers Sweater Drive and Clifford Book Drive for many years. Items for children and adults were accepted. For more information, contact Darlyne Haertlein, MPTV at (414) 297-7518 or

Since its inception, MPTV has educated, entertained and inspired. Today, MPTV offers viewers a family of nine digital channels to choose from - 10.1 HD, 36.1, 36.2 Vme, 36.3 World, 36.4 Create, 36.5 Classical, 36.6 Jazz, 36.7 Weather, 36.8 Traffic - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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