The Michigan Chronicle coat drive began on Dec. 1 and concluded on Dec. 16 and was a great success, as the media company partnered with the Detroit Rescue Mission and One Warm Coat to provide winter coats to Detroiters in need.
Throughout the two-week campaign for coats, the Chronicle received assistance from The Anambra State Association of Michigan, which collected more than 35 coats and other clothing during their Annual End of the Year Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 6.
The coat collection effort also embraced the efforts of a local woman who rallied her family and coworkers to donate.
“I honestly couldn’t be happier to help,” she stated.
The passionate participant found the Michigan Chronicle coat drive online and opted to take advantage of the opportunity to give warmth to the community. She was filled with the spirit of giving, which was evident when she dropped of more than 25 coats to the Michigan Chronicle office. In addition, the Chronicle donated another 40 coats to the Detroit Rescue Mission.
On Tuesday, Dec. 15, the Michigan Chronicle and the Detroit Rescue Mission delivered coats to Genesis House and the Detroit Rescue Mission, providing coats to men, women and children. All recipients were overjoyed to select a coat for themselves and their children. A special thank you to everyone who helped make this coat drive a success.
The Detroit Rescue Mission is a faith-based, non-profit organization, recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and has devoted a wealth of resources to meet the basic needs of humanity while motivating individuals to rebuild their lives, one life at a time. DRMM is one of the largest providers in the fight against homelessness and substance abuse in the country.
The Detroit Rescue Mission accepts donations year-round. For more information please call 313.993.4700.
One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that assists in the donation of coats. It helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute them without charge to people who need and appreciate them.
The organization’s goal is to ensure that anyone who needs a coat has one. Supporting this simple yet vital need helps people to better live productive lives.
Nearly 4 million coats have been collected and distributed through One Warm Coat activities since 1992.
For more information on how to start your own coat drive, please visit OneWarmCoat.org