CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris will once again kick off the holiday season by supporting local nonprofits during its annual Holiday Bazaar, taking place today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bank's downtown Chicago headquarters at 111 W. Monroe.
Guests can purchase a variety of one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at the event, including handmade jewelry, artwork, pet toys and more -- all items that support local nonprofits. The celebration also features performances from the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and will include appearances from Chicago mascots Benny the Bull, Tommy Hawk, and Hubert the Harris Lion, as well as raffle drawings for Chicago Bulls and Goodman Theatre tickets.
"By making it easy for our customers, employees and the general public to support nonprofits, we hope to help these vital organizations raise funds to support their missions," said Judy Rice, executive vice president, Community Affairs and Economic Development, Harris.
Participating nonprofits and products include:
- Anti-Cruelty Society - cards, pet toys
- BUILD, Inc. - handmade jewelry
- Chinese American Service League - personalized calligraphy, artwork, origami ornaments
- Chicago Children's Museum - gift shop items, memberships
- Chicago Honey Co-op - honey, beeswax candles, body products
- Lincoln Park Zoo - cards, ornaments, gifts, memberships
- MayaWorks - handmade goods of indigenous Maya artisans in Guatemala
- Sweet Miss Giving's Bakery/Chicago House - gourmet baked goods
- Urban Meadows/Thresholds - plants, flowers, gift baskets
- Women Craft - handmade cards, paper, stationary
Harris is an integrated financial service organization providing more than 1.3 million personal, business and corporate clients with banking, lending, investing and wealth management solutions. The organization is a member of the BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), which also provides corporate and investment banking services in the U.S. under the BMO Capital Markets name.
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SOURCE Harris Bank