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Posted on: October 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] ELPD Hosting Coat Donation & Distribution in Conjunction with National Faith & Blue Weekend

A bin holding jackets for National Faith & Blue weekend

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) is excited to partner with local faith leaders for its second annual National Faith & Blue event this year. Together, ELPD and local faith leaders are hosting a coat donation and distribution drive.

It is not too late for community members to donate a clean, gently used or new coat or jacket for this year’s event. Please ensure that donations have been recently laundered or dry-cleaned and that they are free of stains, holes or tears. 

Donations should be dropped off at ELPD, 409 Park Lane by noon on Thursday, Oct. 5. After that time, donations should be taken directly to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road by 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Donations can also be taken to one of the following faith-based project partners before noon on Thursday, Oct. 5 for inclusion in the coat drive:

  • 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 Road, 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

Community members who are 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 and a list of helpful community resources available for whomever needs them.

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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