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SVdP’s “Operation Coat Check” partners with Detroit Tiger Alex Avila and Dryclean Depot

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St. Vincent de Paul partners with Dryclean Depot for Operation Coat Check, a Metro Detroit wide effort to collect coats to keep those in need warm this winter.

St. Vincent de Paul is asking Metro Detroiters to go through their closets and “check” their coats.  If they are too small, too big, or too anything at all, donate them to a Dryclean Depot (locations in Bloomfield Hills, Center Line, Farmington Hills and Royal Oak) or to one of the 13 St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores in the area.

“The need is greater than ever this year, “ said SVdP Executive Director, Bill Brazier.  “After last winter’s polar vortex, we really need the help of the community to meet the increasing numbers of people that are coming to us for help to keep warm.  Through the simple donation of a coat you can make a significant impact on the life of someone in our community.”

Detroit Tiger Alex Avila is also helping the effort.  “St. Vincent de Paul is an excellent organization and I truly believe that Operation Coat Check will help so many people,” said Avila, “In my professional career I’m a catcher, but I’m asking Metro Detroiters to ‘pitch’ in to help those in need!”

SVdP asks that if you don’t have a spare coat, please consider giving a monetary gift online .