“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Receives $396 in Merchants Bank’s 10 for 10 Celebration

ONALASKA, WIS. – “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” was the June recipient of Merchants Bank in Onalaska’s 10 for 10 program, receiving a check of $396 for contributions made in June.

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” is a collaborative effort of the YWCA and the Carilee Fund at Gundersen Lutheran.

“It’s a great cause, and we enjoyed raising funds for this program, as well as raising awareness for the July 5 event,” said Steve Christiansen, President of Merchants Bank in Onalaska. Christiansen and several other team members from Merchants Bank took part in this year’s walk.

The 10 for 10 celebration features a different area nonprofit each month. Merchants grants the nonprofit $10 a day for each day of the month and matches up to another $10 a day that the nonprofit receives in donations over the month. Merchants granted $300 for June and matched another $48 dropped off at the Bank for the benefit of “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.”

“Anything we can do to raise awareness of domestic violence is well worth our time. We are happy to help in any way we can,” Christiansen said.

The July nonprofit featured is the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southeastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

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