Winter coat drive begins in Lansing

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The City of Lansing is asking you to donate new and gently used winter coats, hats and gloves to children and adults in need this season.

The drive starts Saturday, December 1, and runs through the end of the day on Monday, December 10.

"Winter can be challenging for many," said Mayor Andy Schor. "I am asking folks throughout Lansing and the region to help those who face these challenges by donating new or gently used winter coats, hats and gloves. We don't want any person in the Greater Lansing community left without a winter coat."

You can drop off donations at the following locations:

Fire Station 1: 210 E. Shiawassee
Fire Station 2: 2114 N. Grand River
Fire Station 4: 1435 E. Miller Rd.
Fire Station 6: 5135 Pleasant Grove
Fire Station 8: 815 N. Marshall
Fire Station 9: 520 Glendale
Capital Area Housing Partnership: 600 W. Maple St.

Each Fire Station will have a green recycling bin for donations.

You can drop off items at fire stations every day between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

CAHP will have a labeled box for donations, with drop-off hours from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m Monday through Friday.

To volunteer during the coat drive, go to