BMO Harris Bank Partners with Stanley Steemer for "Tired Teddies" Toy Drive

 BMO Harris Bank Partners with Stanley Steemer for "Tired Teddies" Toy Drive

Used stuffed animals will be collected at branches and cleaned by Stanley
Steemer for children in need

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 14, 2012

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Used stuffed animals will get a
second chance this holiday season, thanks to the third annual "Tired Teddies"
toy drive sponsored by BMO Harris Bank and Stanley Steemer. 

Families in the communities can drop off used stuffed animals to any BMO
Harris Bank branch in the St. Louis metro area, and Stanley Steemer will pick
up the donated toys each week for cleaning and sanitizing. The "refreshed
teddies" will be donated to the highway patrol, children's hospitals, the
Salvation Army and other local organizations for distribution throughout the
holiday season.

"We look forward to warming the hearts of children with these pre-loved fuzzy
friends in this partnership with Stanley Steemer," said Mary Brockhaus, Senior
Vice President. "Over the past couple of years, we've collected over 100,000
toys, and appreciate the community's continued support through their donations
of outgrown toys that we help find a new home."

The "Tired Teddies" toy drive runs November 15 through December 15 at any of
BMO Harris' 16 branch locations in the St. Louis metro area.

"This toy drive is unique in that the focus is on recycling abandoned stuffed
companions rather than asking people to spend money on new items," said Phil
Dean, President Stanley Steemer. "It doesn't cost people anything to donate,
and they teach their children an important lesson about giving."

Visit to find a location to drop off stuffed animals.

About Stanley Steemer
For more than 60 years, Stanley Steemer has been providing cleaning and
restoration services for both residential and business environments. They
offer multiple services, including carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning,
upholstery cleaning and air duct cleaning. They also provide water damage
restoration services and carpet sales and installation. The company has more
than 300 locations throughout the United States and is based in Dublin, Ohio.
For more information, visit

About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. 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. 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 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base
of approximately $180 billion.

SOURCE BMO Harris Bank

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