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DONATIONS UP FOR MPTV'S ANNUAL MITTENS & MORE DRIVE

November 15, 2010


DONATIONS UP FOR MPTV'S ANNUAL MITTENS & MORE DRIVE

Milwaukee, WI (November 15, 2010) - MPTV's third annual MITTENS & MORE drive collects and donates 3,663 new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for children and families in need. This more than doubles the number collected in 2009. Donation boxes were located at all four MATC campuses, The Country Springs Hotel (Pewaukee), The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (Whitefish Bay), The Arboretum (Menomonee Falls), and the MPTV Auction site (Brookfield). The items were sorted and boxed for the 35 participating organizations that expressed specific needs. Among the donors were several knitting groups including: The Mitten Plus Project, the JC Knitters, The Knit-Wits, and the Johnsonville Hustlers 4-H Club. The recipient organizations are:

Agape Community Center
Boys & Girls Club-Hillside Community
Boys & Girls Club-Sherman Park Area
Children's Service Society of Wisconsin
Day Care Services for Children, Inc.
Doerfler Elementary School
Ebenezer Child Care
Grantosa Drive School
Guadalupe Head Start
Head Start-102nd Street
Head Start-78th Street
Head Start-Capitol
Head Start-Cudahy
Head Start-Green Tree
Head Start-Johnson Square
Head Start-North
Head Start-South
Head Start-South 61st St.
Head Start-West Allis
Hmong American Women's
House of Peace
Jefferson School
John C. Cudahy-YMCA
La Causa Charter School
Lao Family Community, Inc.
Neighborhood House
Next Door Foundation
Northcott Neighborhood House
Salvation Army
Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
Sojourner Family Peace Center
The Parenting Network
Three Holy Women Parish-Human Concerns Committee
Urban Day School-North 24th St. Street

MITTENS & MORE is one of several annual and monthly community programs coordinated by MPTV Outreach Services Supervisor Darlyne Haertlein. Other programs include the monthly Community Cinema at Discovery World, PBS Writers Contest, Vacation Station, Kids in the Kitchen, and school and library reading workshops. For more information on MPTV outreach activities, call 414-297-7518.

MPTV is a community-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College. Since its inception, the public television duopoly has educated, entertained, and inspired. Today MPTV offers viewers a family of 10 digital channels to choose from, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It also operates a website where local productions can be viewed online after original broadcast.

10.1 MPTV 10.1 HD
10.2 MPTV World
10.3 MPTV V-me
10.4 MPTV Weather

36.1 MPTV
36.2 MPTV 36.2 Simulcast of 10.1 in standard definition
36.3 MPTV Create
36.4 MPTV Classical music
36.5 MPTV Jazz music
36.6 MPTV Traffic

For the additional information on Milwaukee Public Television, visit www://mptv.org; or call MPTV Viewer Services at 414-297-7520, 24 hours a day; or consult FINE TUNING, the MPTV Friends monthly viewing guide. Local and PBS program videos can be viewed online at www.mptv.org/video/. Viewer comments are welcomed.

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