PHOENIX, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona employees of M&I, Harris Private Bank, and Stoker Ostler, all a part of BMO Financial Group, are setting out to make a difference. On June 7, approximately 425 volunteers from BMO Financial Group will be taking time away from their desk to help out their local communities. Twenty-four organizations, providing services ranging from feeding the hungry to caring for sick children and writing to military men and women serving abroad, will benefit from their efforts.
WHAT: Specific service activities vary by location. Examples include blanket making for the needy, thank-you card creating for overseas troops, book sorting at the Phoenix Public Library, and preparing and serving food at a St. Vincent de Paul dining hall. Media can contact Shannon Sowby at 602-417-0672 or Beth Copeland at [email protected] for additional details or to find out what activities their local branch is participating in.
WHEN: June 7, times vary by activity and location
WHERE: M&I branches and various non-profits throughout metro Phoenix
These activities are part of BMO Volunteer Day in which more than 6,500 BMO Financial Group employees across North America will be participating in over 400 projects to improve their communities. BMO Volunteer Day is an initiative that encourages employees to recognize the needs of their local community, establish a volunteer project and mobilize teams to fill that need. This is the first North American-wide BMO Volunteer Day, which initially started with efforts at both M&I in 2001 and Harris and BMO Capital Markets in 2007.
"Helping others and giving back to our communities is something our employees do throughout the year," said Steve Johnson, M&I Arizona President. "It's great to see the impact we make when we work together during this one special day each year."
About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 650 branches and approximately 1,350 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.
About Harris Private Bank:
Harris Private Bank is a trade name used by various subsidiary financial service providers of BMO Financial Corp. Banking products and services offered through Harris Private Bank are provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. and their bank affiliates. Member FDIC. Not all products and services are available in every state and/or location.
About Stoker Ostler:
Stoker Ostler is a trade name used by Stoker Ostler Wealth Advisors, Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisor.
BMO and BMO Financial Group are trade names used by Bank of Montreal.
SOURCE BMO Financial Group