MILWAUKEE (November 30, 2021) — Milwaukee Public Schools was excited to welcome NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton who helped donate winter coats, hats, and gloves to students at Maple Tree School
Tuesday morning. The donation was made possible by a $17,000 grant by UnitedHealthCare
to the Dreambuilders Foundation
, which funded the purchase of the winter items.
School staff at Maple Tree joined Middleton and volunteers from UnitedHealthcare to give coats and clothing items to more than 250 students. After distributing winter items outdoors last year
due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Middleton and UnitedHealthcare greeted thrilled students indoors while following social distancing guidelines.
“This donation means so much to our students and our families as we begin to navigate another winter season in Wisconsin,” Maple Tree School Principal Chereese Morris said. “To have Khris Middleton in our school to personally distribute these winter items is something our students and staff will cherish for the foreseeable future. We are grateful for the generosity of UnitedHealthcare and Mr. Middleton in helping address the need to keep our children warm during the colder months.”
The donation at Maple Tree is a part of Middleton’s ’12 Days of Khrismas’ where he helps children in Wisconsin and around the United States during the holiday season. This is the third year the Bucks star has partnered with the district and UnitedHealthcare to give winter gear to students.