Thanks to all of the new “likes” that The Woodward Spine received on Facebook, we recently donated 70 pairs of winter gloves to Mittens for Detroit.
There is still time to donate gloves at one of several drop off locations throughout metro Detroit. To find a drop box nearest you, click here. Over 7,000 pairs of mittens have been collected so far this year.
Mittens for Detroit will also be holding its 2nd Annual A Night of Giggles and Gloves event on Saturday, March 24th. Doors open at 7 PM and the show starts at 8 PM. The show will be held in the Grand Ballroom at MGM Grand Casino in Detroit. Tickets are $25 for regular seating or $50 for preferred seating. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. Erin Cummings and Keegan Michael Key will be hosting the evening which features Coco and Foolish from WJLB in the Morning, Lesley Ann Thompson, an Improv “Up Yours” Finalist and Ali Bulldog from Cribs: Arab American Style.
Here is information about Mittens for Detroit and its founder Erin Cummings:
Mittens For Detroit is a community initiative whose sole purpose is to collect and distribute new, unused gloves and mittens to those in need – both children and adults – in metro Detroit.
Mittens For Detroit has been warming hands and hearts since the organization was founded in November 2010 by Erin Cummings, star of ABCʼs Detroit 1-8-7, and a dedicated team of volunteers. A community initiative, MFD exists solely to provide new, unused mittens and gloves to those in need – both children and adults – in metro Detroit. Mittens and gloves are collected in drop boxes at a constantly growing list of merchants and businesses throughout metro Detroit.
Cummings, who relocated to Detroit in July 2010, was inspired to create MFD while passing out candy on Halloween with her cousin, Kathy Moss, who lives in Southfield. Two young girls and their mother came to the door trick-or-treating, and one of the girls was crying. Moss noticed the girl was missing a glove, and without thinking twice, invited the family inside, found an extra pair of gloves, put them on the little girlʼs hands and sent the family on their way to enjoy the rest of their Halloween night. Cummings, who had been looking for a way to give back to her new community, was struck by the simplicity and generosity of her cousinʼs actions, and the Mittens For Detroit initiative was born. “I know that times are tough and some may feel discouraged from giving because of their own financial circumstances,” Cummings says. “We’re keeping it simple. All we want is gloves. Big gloves, little gloves, fancy gloves or dollar store gloves. As long as they are new and will keep a pair of hands warm, we will take them.”