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Help Wings' clothing collection

by Christy Hammond / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT (Press Release) -- The Red Wings and the DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital are asking fans to bring new or gently-used cold weather wear to home games on Friday, November 19, and Sunday, November 21, as part of the 18th annual Motor City Mitten Madness (MCMM) program. Volunteers from the DRC Burn Center will collect adult and children winter clothing wear and monetary donations at each of the four entrances of Joe Louis Arena to make this holiday season a little warmer for Detroit families.

For every item donated or a minimum $5 donation, fans will receive a raffle ticket and be entered to win an autographed, game-used Pavel Datsyuk stick on Friday against Minnesota or an autographed, game-used Brad Stuart stick on Sunday against Calgary. One winner will be announced at each game.

Fans are encouraged to bring clean, new or gently-used winter clothing articles such as gloves, mittens, scarves, socks, hats and blankets. All items collected this weekend will be distributed to Detroit area shelters and warming centers to help prevent frostbite among the homeless, who are especially at risk of this preventable injury.

“Detroiters are among the most generous people in the country,” Detroit Receiving president Reginald Eadie, M.D., said. “We saw it last year, in spite of the economy, when the fans filled four barrels of clothing, much of it new, for Detroit’s needy families. The cold weather is coming and there are families who will need those donations again.”

WHO: Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Receiving Hospital Burn Center
WHAT: 18th annual Motor City Mitten Madness Campaign
WHERE: Each of the Four Entrances to Joe Louis Arena
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 19, vs. Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. EST, and Sunday, Nov. 21, vs. Calgary at 5 p.m. EST.

About DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital: Detroit Receiving Hospital is Michigan’s first Level 1 Trauma Center. It hosts one of only 43 verified burn centers in the country, and the only one in Detroit. Detroit Receiving is a national leader in emergency and trauma medicine and also provides expertise in critical care, neuroscience, orthopaedics, urology and geriatrics. Receiving also provides the state’s only 24/7 hyperbaric oxygen program and Metro Detroit’s first certified primary stroke center. Detroit Receiving treats more than 100,000 patients annually in its emergency department and 13,000 inpatients. Together with the 250,000 annual outpatient visits, it is one of the busiest hospitals in the country. 
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