All donations will benefit Operation: Kid Equip, which has the capacity to serve 70,000 Metro Detroit students – more than 6,000 of these students are homeless. Operation: Kid Equip provides free school supplies, books, hygiene and food items for local children in need.
Fans are encouraged to bring new school supplies to Saturday’s game. The items most in need are pencils, markers, crayons and glue sticks. Volunteers from Operation: Kid Equip will be on hand at each entrance of Joe Louis Arena when the doors open at 5:30 p.m. to collect donations.
Fans who donate school supplies or make a monetary donation will be entered to win an autographed, game-used Justin Abdelkader
stick on Saturday. Fans must be present to win.
Who: Detroit Red Wings and Operation: Kid Equip
What: School Supply Item Collection
When: Saturday, March 24, vs. Carolina at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Each of the Four Entrances to Joe Louis Arena
About Operation: Kid Equip
Operation: Kid Equip helps at-risk students in the tri-county area by providing free school supplies, books, hygiene, clothing and food items to help them get through the school day. Operation: Kid Equip’s vision is a community where every child’s basic school day needs are met. To effect long-term community improvement, Operation: Kid Equip also works to increase awareness of the issues facing school-aged children to empower them to succeed in school and in life.