Great Midwest Bank is not just Simply… Local. We’re also about giving back to the community through our Simply Giving charitable initiative. The purpose of Simply Giving is for Great Midwest Bank, our employees, and our partners to give back to local communities through volunteering, educating, and donating throughout the year.
One of the employee-favorites is our Casual For A Cause program. Employees make personal donations to charities or local organizations Great Midwest Bank has selected to help. In turn, they’re free to wear jeans or dress casually on Friday to ease into the weekend. Donations go to a different charity each month, helping us ensure we’re giving back to as many local organizations as possible!
Great Midwest Bank/West Allis — Make A Wish
The Make-A-Wish® vision is to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. Our employees are proud to make donations that help Make-A-Wish® grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve.
Great Midwest Bank/Madison — Gilda’s Club
Gilda’s Club Madison creates a community of free emotional support, cancer education, and hope for children and adults with any cancer diagnosis and those who care for them.
Great Midwest Bank —Fisher House
Fisher House believes our veterans, active service members, and their families should not have to worry about where they will stay when they seek treatment at a VA facility. So they can focus on their health. The Milwaukee VA Fisher House provides bedroom suites for veterans and their families at no cost to them for the duration of their treatment.
Great Midwest Bank/Greenfield — Walkers Point Youth & Family Center
The mission of Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center is to meet the needs of runaway, homeless, and other troubled youth and their families. They provide services to empower youth, help them resolve personal and family problems, strengthen family relationships, and support safe and stable homes.
Great Midwest Bank — Camp Hometown Heroes
Camp Hometown Heroes is a free week-long overnight summer camp for children and siblings of fallen U.S. Service members. During their visit, children begin the healing process with other children experiencing a similar loss.
Great Midwest Bank/Brookfield Branch/Admin — The Women’s Center
Founded in 1977, The Women’s Center serves women, children, and men impacted by domestic abuse, sexual violence, child abuse, and trafficking.
Great Midwest Bank/Hartland — HAWS (Humane Animal Welfare Society)
The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (HAWS) is an open admission animal shelter, established in 1965, that assists over 8,000 animals and welcomes more than 35,000 human visitors each year.
Great Midwest Bank —Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity works toward their vision of building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
Great Midwest Bank/Chilton — Harbor House
Harbor House is committed to the awareness and prevention of domestic abuse. As passionate advocates, they constantly seek to start, drive, and shape the conversation around domestic abuse and the services needed to break the cycle.
Great Midwest Bank/Bayside — Pets Helping People
Pets Helping People (PHP) believes in the healing power of a cold nose and a wagging tail. One of their goals is to educate the community regarding the benefits of the human-animal bond achieved through animal-assisted therapy, partnerships, and special events. They reach more than 5,000 people annually in the Southeastern section of Wisconsin.
Great Midwest Bank — Toy Drive to Benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. Toys and items donated provide comfort to children and teens, normalize the hospital environment, and help to ease fear and anxiety.
Great Midwest Bank/Southridge — Milwaukee Vietnam Vet Center
Milwaukee Vietnam Vet Center works to help homeless and at-risk veterans reach their highest levels of independence. And we’re proud to support them!
The next time you stop by a local Great Midwest Bank and the employees are wearing jeans, ask them about Casual For A Cause and our Simply Giving initiative.