Mittens for Detroit collects, purchases, and distributes new, unused mittens and gloves for children, teens and adults in need in Detroit, Michigan and other underserved communities. Pairs are collected from public donation and distributed through partner agencies, organizations, schools, shelters, and the like.
Founded in 2010, Mittens for Detroit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that collects, purchases, and distributes new mittens and gloves for children and adults in need in Detroit, Michigan and other underserved cities. From October 1st through January 31st each year, pairs are donated in public and private collections. These are then sorted, counted, and packed by amazing volunteers in The Big Sort. Partner agencies, organizations, schools, shelters and the like then pick up their boxes of pairs for distribution to their guests, families, students, residents, and so on. More than one-quarter million pairs of new mittens and gloves have been collected and distributed since 2010.