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Posted on: September 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] ELPD and Local Faith Leaders to Host Community Coat Drive During National Faith & Blue Weekend

National Faith & Blue Weekend Donation Drive Sept. 1-Oct. 1

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has partnered with local faith leaders to host a community coat drive for those in need during National Faith & Blue Weekend this year. 

Community members in need will be able to pick up a coat or warm jacket during the Faith & Blue Community Coat Drive on Friday, Oct. 6 from 4-8 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road. There will also be boxed lunches available for those who need it and a list of helpful community resources.

For those who would like to make a donation to the Faith & Blue Community Coat Drive, ELPD is now accepting clean, new or gently-used coats and warm jackets. Please ensure that donations have been recently laundered or dry cleaned and that they are free of stains, holes or tears. 

Community members are asked to NOT bring their donations to the ELHCC on Oct. 6. Instead, donations should be dropped off at the ELPD, 409 Park Lane or one of the following faith-based project partners on or before Wednesday, Oct. 4:

  • Ascension Lutheran Church, 2780 Haslett Road, East Lansing
  •  Capital City Vineyard, 1635 Coolidge Road, East Lansing
  • Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Road, East Lansing
  • Element Church, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing
  • Greater Lansing Church of Christ, 310 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing
  • Lansing Church of God and Christ, 5304 Wise Rd, Lansing
  • Martin Luther Chapel, 444 Abbot Road, East Lansing
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, 955 Alton Road, East Lansing
  • The People’s Church, 200 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing
  • Trinity Church, 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing

Sponsors of this year’s Faith & Blue Community Coat Drive are Costco, Kroger and Meijer.

National Faith & Blue Weekend facilitates safer and stronger communities by engaging law enforcement officers and local residents through the connections of faith-based organizations. Community members can learn more about National Faith & Blue Weekend at https://faithandblue.org/. 

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