Back to School Drive 2023 | WaterStone Bank

WaterStone Bank Hosts Back-to-School Drive Benefiting Sojourner Family Peace Center

Wauwatosa, Wis. – 7/31/23 – WaterStone Bank announced today it will once again be hosting a school supply drive this summer to benefit children served by the Sojourner Family Peace Center. The Sojourner Family Peace Center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin.

Returning as the Sojourner Back-to-School sponsor for the fourth year, WaterStone Bank will be collecting new backpacks, water bottles, Clorox Wipes, Ziploc Bags, and tissues at all 14 branch locations from Wednesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 12. Individuals interested in supporting the drive are encouraged to visit their local WaterStone Bank branch to drop off donations. Sojourner also has an Amazon wish list available for those who wish to donate larger items or donate virtually.

“The first day of school is such an exciting time – the promise of new ideas, new friends, and new adventures,” said Sojourner President and CEO Carmen Pitre. “For many children, it means new backpacks, notebooks, and pencils to make it through the year. But children in families fleeing domestic violence often have to leave most of their belongings behind. We’re grateful for our partnership with WaterStone Bank and the generosity of our community to bring the joy of new supplies to children who would otherwise go without. When children have the tools they need, the sky’s the limit on what they can accomplish, and the items donated in this drive will allow each child’s abilities to soar.”

Each year, Sojourner hosts a Back-to-School Drive to make sure kids are prepared for school while they are experiencing tremendous transition. Sojourner partners with MPS social workers to ensure all Sojourner families have access to the supplies that will help make their student successful.

The WaterStone Bank Foundation was established in 2002 with the Waukesha County Community Foundation in order to ensure the bank’s ability to continually give back to the communities in which it serves. WaterStone Bank supports organizations that fall under its four core giving areas: community development, education, women and children, and veterans initiatives.

About WaterStone Bank
Waterstone Financial, Inc. is the savings and loan holding company for WaterStone Bank. WaterStone Bank was established in 1921 and offers a full suite of personal and business banking products. The Bank has branches in Wauwatosa/State St, Brookfield, Fox Point/North Shore, Franklin/Hales Corners, Germantown/Menomonee Falls, Greenfield/Loomis Rd, Milwaukee/Oklahoma Ave, Oak Creek/27th St, Oak Creek/Howell Ave, Oconomowoc/Lake Country, Pewaukee, Waukesha, West Allis/Greenfield Ave, and West Allis/National Ave, Wisconsin. WaterStone Bank is the parent company to Waterstone Mortgage, which has the ability to lend in 48 states. For more information about WaterStone Bank, go to Follow WaterStone Bank on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Sojourner
Sojourner Family Peace Center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin, serving nearly 8,000 clients each year. Established in 1975, Sojourner provides an array of support aimed at helping families affected by domestic violence achieve safety, justice, and well-being. Sojourner’s primary goals are to ensure the safety of victims of family violence and provide a pathway out of violence for victims and abusers through opportunities to make positive and lasting changes for themselves and their children. For more information, visit or call the 24-hour hotline: (414) 933-2722.

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