SOURCE: BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank

June 06, 2013 15:40 ET

BMO Harris Bank Volunteers Lend a Hand to Chicago's Northern Suburbs

Botanic Gardens, Lambs Farm, Food Bank to Benefit From Bank's Employee Volunteer Day

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 6, 2013) - Employees of BMO Harris Bank partnered with over 50 organizations in the Greater Chicagoland Area for their largest annual Employee Volunteer Day yet. During the week of June 3, over 1,500 Chicagoland employees took time away from their desk to volunteer at various nonprofits throughout their community.

Over 200 employees in the northern suburbs rolled up their sleeves to help their community and those in need. Among their many projects, they:

  • Helped plant the central vegetable garden and clean the facility at Lambs Farm in Libertyville
  • Spruced up an painted the Palatine Opportunity Center's classroom
  • Sorted and packaged donated food at the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Park City
  • Worked with garden botanists on display gardens, plant production and restoration of native prairie areas at Chicago Botanic Gardens

"Whether we are painting classrooms, planting gardens or restoring prairie areas, our employees look forward to returning to our local nonprofits each year to shine an even greater light on the needs of such key organizations in our community," said Wallace Harris, Jr., Regional President, BMO Harris Bank.

Over 5,600 BMO employees participated in this year's North American-wide BMO Volunteer Day, initially started in 2001.

About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,600 branches, and approximately $542 billion in assets (as of Jan. 31, 2013).

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    Anna Seifert
    (312) 461-6199