MPTV's Mittens and More Collects Record Number of Donated Items for Families in Need
November 8, 2012
MILWAUKEE, Wis., November 8, 2012 - Milwaukee Public Television's 5th annual Mittens & More community service drive collected 4,160 mittens, gloves, hats and scarves. Almost 90% of the items were hand knit, crocheted or sewn. The estimated value of these items is $33,000. This year, donations increased by 13%--the most donations received in the project's five year history.
MPTV will distribute the collected items to 36 selected agencies in southeastern Wisconsin in early November. These agencies will distribute the items, free of charge, to families in need.
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
For more information, visit www.mptv.org.
Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
P: (414) 297-8229
Darlyne Haertlein, Manager-Community Relations
P: (414) 297-7518