Donations for the 36th annual Coats for the Cold coat drive are being accepted Nov. 1-30, 2023. Sponsored by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, gently-used or new coats can be dropped off at one of the drop-off sites around Oakland County. Donated coats will be sent to local charitable organizations that distribute the coats to community members in need.
“Coats for the Cold is an easy way for the community to reach out and help someone less fortunate stay warm this winter. For the past 36 years, we have worked with local charitable organizations to provide free coats to those in need. The community’s generosity has been wonderful every year.”Said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.
The Coats for the Cold coat drive is sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with 1-800-Self-Storage.com, Real Estate One/Max Broock Realtors, McKenzie Moving and Delivery Service, Genisys Credit Union, and many other community organizations around Oakland County. 1-800-Self-Storage.com provides the boxes for coat drop-off sites around the county. Local Real Estate One and Max Broock Realtors offices, and all of the Genisys Credit Union branches throughout Oakland County also serve as drop-off sites.
There are volunteer opportunities available for individuals wishing to help with the coat drive. To sign up, please click here.
If you would like to become a drop-off site or volunteer for Coats for the Cold, please contact Mandy Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up here.