Newhouse Shelter's Food Pantry Gets Critical Assistance

           Newhouse Shelter's Food Pantry Gets Critical Assistance

BMO Harris Bank donation helps fill food shelves

PR Newswire

LEAWOOD, Kan., Nov. 27, 2012

LEAWOOD, Kan., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every woman should be entitled to
a safe place away from an abusive environment. But according to the National
Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience
domestic violence in her lifetime. And unfortunately, too often there are not
enough places for these women to turn in time of crisis. Kansas City is no

For more than 40 years, one of the local agencies that has been shepherding
these victims is Newhouse Shelter. Newhouse provides temporary housing and
other critical services to victims of domestic violence and their children 24
hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is essential that the
physiological and safety needs are met for all of those seeking sanctuary from
domestic violence.

BMO Harris Bank recently announced a donation of $10,000 to help further
Newhouse's mission. Due to the critical need to provide food for their guests,
Newhouse will be using the funds to stock their food pantry. Providing the
women and children in their care with three meals a day is an important
component of their services provided.

Judy Thompson, Vice President of Development for Newhouse said, "BMO Harris
Bank listened and responded to our appeal on behalf of the women and children
we serve. Their generous donation provided Newhouse with the opportunity to
approach other groups for fresh meat, fruit and vegetables to positively
impact our Healthy Food Initiative. We are so pleased that BMO Harris Bank
supports and honors the programs offered at Newhouse to help abused women
reach their goals of self-sufficiency."

"Newhouse helps to fill a critical need in our community," commented BMO
Harris Bank Kansas President Brad Smith. "I am honored and humbled that we are
able to assist them in their mission to help these special women lead
self-sufficient lives away from their past troubles."

For more information on how you can help Newhouse serve the community, 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 BankSM 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.

About Newhouse

The mission of Newhouse is to break the cycle of domestic violence by
providing the tools that allow women to make positive choices and lead
self-sufficient lives. Newhouse provides access, admittance and residence in
temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children 24-hours
a day, every day of the year. Newhouse takes a comprehensive approach in
meeting the needs of the women and children who turn to Newhouse for emergency
shelter and for relief from the crushing distress of domestic violence.

SOURCE BMO Harris Bank

Contact: Carey Allen, +1-480-558-6383,
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