Bank's employee efforts to benefit Lake Geneva Police Department
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LAKE GENEVA Employees at the Lake Geneva office of M&I Bank are collecting stuffed animals and hosting a fundraiser for the Lake Geneva Police Department as part of M&I Community Day¸ a nationwide mobilization of M&I employees to benefit the communities in which they work.
The collection of stuffed animals will run from June 6 - 10. The public, as well as M&I customers and employees, are invited to donate in the lobby of the M&I Bank office located at 410 Broad St. in Lake Geneva during regular banking hours. Police officers will distribute the stuffed animals to children involved in accidents and/or family crisis situations.
M&I employees will also host a cook-out for customers and the public on June 10 at the Lake Geneva office to raise funds for the Lake Geneva Police Department. The cook-out will begin at 11 a.m., with police officers and their pal, McGruff, also participating in the event.
“Although many M&I employees have other volunteer commitments throughout the year, we have found that M&I Community Day provides a unique experience that enables thousands of our employees to give back to their local communities,” \Mark Furlong, president and CEO of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation was quoted as saying in a news release.. “M&I Community Day provides our employees an opportunity to be part of a corporate-wide effort that underscores our commitment to nonprofit organizations throughout the entire M&I system.”
M&I Community Day was launched in 2001, and since its inception, thousands of people have benefited from the efforts of M&I employees corporate wide. In 2010, M&I locations in nine states helped make M&I Community Day a resounding success. Individual M&I locations choose the organizations their project(s) will benefit based on the needs of their local communities. M&I employees participated in a variety of events, including hosting financial literacy training seminars; building Habitat for Humanity homes; holding food drives; building new playgrounds; volunteering at local fundraisers; and participating in community clean-ups.