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Wings collect winter gear for a shelter

by Brigid Bresnihan / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings and the Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) are asking fans to bring new or gently-used cold-weather wear to the home game on Wednesday, Nov. 26 against the Philadelphia Flyers, as part of the team’s 21st annual Motor City Mitten Madness (MCMM) program.

Volunteers from the Coalition on Temporary Shelter will collect adult and children’s 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 a Detroit homeless shelter.

The first 20 fans to make a monetary donation or donate new or gently-used winter clothing will receive a hockey puck autographed by a member of the Red Wings. Doors to Joe Louis Arena will open at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in advance of the 7:30 p.m. puck drop.

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 on Nov. 26 will benefit the Coalition on Temporary Shelter to help prevent frostbite among the homeless, who are especially at risk of this preventable injury.

WHO: Detroit Red Wings and the Coalition on Temporary Shelter

WHAT: 21st Annual Motor City Mitten Madness

WHERE: Each of the Four Entrances to Joe Louis Arena

WHEN:Wednesday, Nov. 26, vs. Philadelphia Flyers at 7:30 p.m. Doors to Joe Louis Arena open at 6 p.m.

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