SOURCE: BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank

June 04, 2013 10:24 ET

Media Advisory: BMO Harris Bank Volunteers Hit the Windy City for Largest Volunteer Effort Yet

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2013) - BMO Harris Bank employees are setting out to make a difference. During the week of June 3, over 1,500 employees throughout the Greater Chicagoland Area will be taking time away from their desk to volunteer at more than 50 organizations.

WHAT: Employee volunteers will be partnering with local organizations across the city during this year's BMO Volunteer Day:

  • At Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, BMO Harris Bank President & CEO Mark Furlong and employee volunteers will help beautify the landscape, plant shrubs and paint the fence surrounding the NHS garden.

  • At the bank's Chicago headquarters, Chicago Bulls' Benny the Bull and Chicago Blackhawks' Tommy Hawk will join employee volunteers in assembling 4,000 Red Cross Comfort Kits.

  • At Casa Central, volunteers will work with both the Adult Wellness Center seniors and the Head Start children's program, reading with the children and playing games with the seniors.

  • At Collins Academy, volunteers will help beautify the school through indoor mural painting and outdoor playground graphics.

  • At Stagg School of Excellence, volunteers will be planting flower beds in front of the school, organizing the school's media center/library and decorating the teacher's lounge.

Spokespeople will be available for interviews at each site.

WHEN: June 5, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Casa Central, 1343 N. California, Chicago, Ill. (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

  • Collins Academy, 1313 S. Sacramento Dr, Chicago, Ill. (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

  • Stagg School of Excellence, 7424 S. Morgan St., Chicago, Ill. (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

  • Neighborhood Housing Services, 549 N. Central Park, Chicago, Ill (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

  • BMO Harris Bank, 111 W. Monroe, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Ill.  (9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.)

These activities are part of BMO Volunteer Day, in which approximately 5,600 BMO Financial Group employees across North America will be participating in more than 470 projects to improve their communities. Launched in 2001, BMO Volunteer Day is a North American initiative that has grown significantly in each year of its efforts. Employees volunteer in a variety of projects throughout the bank's communities, including children and youth organizations, elder care, food banks, community housing, health care facilities, family resource centers, parks and recreational facilities, military personnel, relief organizations and homeless shelters.

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).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Anna Seifert
    (630) 742-0498