Results: The Great Lakes Mitten Campaign

Back in December, we teamed up with our friends at Pure Michigan to collect mittens for those in need. The response was truly overwhelming and thanks to your generosity, Wisconsin donated a total of 3,109 pairs of mittens, along with hats, scarves and even blankets to 50 local charities.

Donations were collected throughout the state, and many of the items received were handmade by local individuals or groups. We even received some donations from outside of the Midwest. One of our favorite stories from the collection involves a former Waukesha resident who now owns an ice cream shop in Virginia. The woman sent over 50 pairs of mittens to the Travel Wisconsin Welcome Centers in Superior and Platteville. One of the packages she sent included a hand-printed note that read:

Dear Superior,
Stay warm,
Go Pack Go!
The Dairy Godmother.

It’s hard not to smile at that one, huh? We also received donations from many local businesses and organizations including the Wisconsin Dells Lions Club, Wizard Quest, the Community Outreach Committee at Marinette Marine, and Gonzeo Research in Milwaukee.

To everyone who participated in The Great Lakes Mitten Campaign, thank you! Know that you helped to make this winter a little warmer for those in need.

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