The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting donations for the 31st annual “Coats for the Cold” coat drive from November 1st to November 30th. Clean, gently-used or new coats can be dropped off at one of their drop-off sites around Oakland County. All Oakland County locations of Real Estate One HQ and Genisys Credit Union are drop-off sites. Additionally, donors will receive up to $50 off the cost of a pet adoption ($10 per donated coat, up to five coats) at the Oakland County Pet Adoption Center.
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Donated coats will be sent to various local charitable organizations who 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,” Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard said. “For the past 30 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.”
This year’s drive is sponsored by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with 1-800-Self-Storage.com, COWS (Container on Wheels Mobile Storage), Real Estate One, Genisys Credit Union, 105.1 FM The Bounce Detroit, and many other community organizations around Oakland County.
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Last week Oakland County employees were able to give back to local charities with donations gathered through the Employee Casual Day program. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson presented 19 local charities a total of $31,500 from the Oakland County Employee Casual Day Fund. County employees dress casual on Thursdays and Fridays for a minimum donation of $1 and all money is collected for distribution to local charity organizations. Patterson said, “Our county employees are among the most generous individuals I know, whether it is donating their time or money.” Continue reading
“For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other.” – Millard Fuller
Forgotten Harvest has been a part of the Southeast Michigan community for 25 years. They provide food to the hungry throughout the area with support from over 800 grocers, food distributors, farms, and dairies. The food rescue operation takes perfectly good perishable foods like meat, dairy, vegetables, fruits and breads, and delivers them free of charge to food banks. The Oak Park based non-profit rescues food in the morning and distributes that food in the afternoon to 280 agencies in the area, six days a week. This year alone, Forgotten Harvest’s 35 trucks have rescued more than 48.8 million pounds of food. Continue reading