Summer's a great time to talk about mittens and gloves!

Dear {First Name},

We know it's hot, hot, HOT outside – and you probably don't want to think about warm clothes! But.... WE DO!!! We are thrilled to announce the start of our 13th Season of Warmth by inviting you to become a Community Collection Partner for Mittens for Detroit. While we receive new pairs year-round from folks locally and all over the USA, our big Community Collection runs from October 1st-January 10th. (That's just 75 days from the writing of this newsletter!!!) After two years when the pandemic changed our collections quite a bit, we are looking forward to a more normal year... and for you to join us. We welcome public partners as well as private MittenRaisers, as we get back to having 100 Community Collection Partners. Based on our pre-pandemic Distribution Partners' requests, we anticipate needing more than 45,000 pairs. So... the more Community Collection Partners we have, the more mittens and gloves will be donated!

Whether you have collected before or if this your first time, let's get you, your business, your social group, your school, and more signed up! The link for the application form is below – please contact us if you have any questions.

Check out Mittens for Detroit's Summer of Glove activities below! We hope you will find a fun way to celebrate and prepare for the cold weather that's just around the calendar corner!  Remember... #GivingWarmthIsCool!

Great news! Our Mittens for Detroit in Pontiac project is returning this year, with more partners and supporters! Last year the project members collected, purchased, and distributed 4,100 pairs for all of the Pontiac Public Schools students, and also a couple of other children's programs. The goal for this year? 8,000 pairs! If you have a business in or near Pontiac that would like to join us, please let us know!

Thank you for all of your support, year after year. We can't do our job without you help and kindness.


Wendy Shepherd, Executive Director, & The MFD Board of Directors




                          ANYWHERE YOU ARE!!!

A Mittens for Detroit Summer of Glove

Jr. Philanthropist Activity

Your favorite kids can learn a lot about doing good this summer by running their own lemonade stand to help MFD warm the hands of Detroit kids this winter.

Whether it's a mobile or old fashioned lemonade stand, your kids can have fun while raising funds and awareness about other kids' needs. Simple to do wherever and whenever you like.

Contact us at [email protected] to get started!

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PGA TOUR Golf is coming back to Detroit July 28-31, and we are getting involved in the excitement by participating in the Rocket Mortgage Classic’s Birdies for Charity Program! 100% of your donations go to MFD. You can donate a flat rate amount or pledge an amount per birdie made by PGA TOUR players at the Rocket Mortgage Classic!

Your donation to the Rocket Mortgage Classic Birdies for Charity Program will help MFD purchase new, warm for kids, teens, and adults in need this winter. Thank you for helping us as we warm hearts and hands!

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The Handwarming Heroes Circle Tops $13,000 in Donations Since August 2018!

In just a little less than four years, our Handwarming Heroes Circle has grown into a wonderful source of funding for our mission. Thank you, Handwarming Heroes!

Do you want to join these amazing people? The Handwarming Heroes donate a minimum of $10 each month. This is a great way to commit to our mission and help "inflation-proof" your philanthropy! It's also a convenient way for people new to donating to start in a comfortable way. At $10/month, before you know it, you'll be a $120/year donor – Easy peasy! That's a lot of warmth! We have Handwarming Heroes donating $10, $25, $50, and even $100 each month!

The Handwarming Heroes receive some perks, including a personalized coffee mug! If you have been wanting to find a way to easily donate at a very comfortable level for you, why not click on the link below, and become a Handwarming Hero today!


Get Your Mitts on This! November 12-20, 2022

our 2nd annual silent auction benefiting MFD

Last year's Get Your Mitts on This! Online Silent Auction was a great success, thanks to the amazing donors and bidders who brought fun and excitement to the event! Last year's auction raised close to $10,000!

Put the dates on your calendar for this year's online silent auction. It's a great way to stock up on holiday presents! You DON'T want to miss this!

Proceeds from the silent auction will fund new mittens and gloves for those in need in Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck, Dearborn, and Pontiac this winter.

If you would like to help by donating a product, gift certificate, or service, please contact us at [email protected]

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