2017 Mittens & More - Thank you

Many thanks from the 2017 Mittens and More Community Service Drive!!

Great News!  Milwaukee PBS' 10th Annual “Mittens & More” Community Service Drive was a huge success and will help keep hundreds of people warm this winter.

The grand total of NEW mittens, gloves, hats and scarves is 13,360.  A vast majority of the items were beautifully hand knit, crocheted and sewn and will be given to 56 agencies and schools in southeastern Wisconsin and distributed to children and families in need.

Thanks to our partners:  Colectivo Coffee, Clear Water Outdoor, The Country Springs Hotel, Ben Franklin Crafts, Frank’s Sewing Center, Fredrick’s Hallmark, Heaven and Earth Acupuncture, Ovation Sarah Chudnow and Milwaukee Area Technical College--Downtown, North, South and West Campuses for their support and serving as collection sites.  This year, boxes for the drive were donated by The Home Depot.

Many sincere thanks to all individual donors, knitting and sewing guilds, groups and clubs who donated these lovely items.  Your generosity, and in many cases, your talent for knitting and sewing were fantastic.  Such special gifts from special people!  Milwaukee PBS thanks you for all you have done.  Listed below are the 56 agencies that received items.

Recipient List

  • Aceleros  – 7 Centers
  • Anna F. Doerfler Elementary School
  • Boys & Girls Club – Oshkosh
  • Boys & Girls Club-Hillside Community
  • Boys & Girls Club Sherman Park Area-Mary Ryan Branch
  • Calvary Baptist Church
  • Capuchin Community Services – 2 Sites
  • Casa Maria Catholic Worker
  • Cathedral of St John’s the Evangelist
  • Centro Hispano
  • Children’s Hospital - Neonatal
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services
  • Congregation of the Great Spirit
  • Engleburg School
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Friedens Community Ministries
  • Grantosa Drive School
  • HALO-Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization
  • Hmong American Women’s Association
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Jeremiah Curtain Leadership Academy
  • Journey House
  • Kilbourn School – Head Start
  • La Causa Charter School
  • Lincoln Avenue Elementary School
  • Maple Tree Elementary School
  • Marshall High School
  • META House
  • Midvale Elementary School
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Milwaukee Rescue Mission
  • Neighborhood House
  • Next Door Foundation
  • Northcott Neighborhood House
  • Our Lady of Divine Providence
  • The Parenting Network
  • Penfield Children’s Center
  • Pershing Elementary School
  • Project Concern of Cudahy/So. Milwaukee/St. Francis
  • Repairers of the Breach
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Saint A
  • Salvation Army – Emergency Lodge Residents
  • Salvation Army - Oshkosh
  • Silver Spring Neighborhood Center (Elaine Schreiber Daycare)
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
  • Sojourner Truth House
  • South Milwaukee Human Concerns
  • The Women’s Center of Waukesha
  • Three Holy Women Parish
  • Tikkun Ha-ir of Milwaukee
  • Townsend Street Elementary School
  • True Love Missionary Baptist Church
  • Waukesha Catholic Grade School
  • Women’s Center – Sheltered Housing
  • The Women’s Center of Waukesha