Mittens for Detroit – Extended Family for Many!
Always embrace positive opportunities…You never know which new Lovelogical® family you may meet!
This past weekend, Lovelogical® worked with, Forgive Me Not Photos, at Tux and Chucks, charitable fundraiser in Detroit. One of the charities receiving a donation for the evening was Mittens for Detroit!
For those of you who do not know, Mittens for Detroit its a very well respected non-profit organization founded by Erin Cummings, an actress known for Detroit 1-8-7, Mad Men, Spartacus and ABC series Astronaut Wives Club. Ms Cummings has successfully implemented her mission, which is to provide new, unused mitten and gloves to men, women and children in need in Detroit to keep their hands warm during the winter.
While being myself and enjoying the people around me, a large group came to take a photo at the event. Yes, this group was Mittens from Detroit! I shared my familiarity with their organization and how I found providing mittens/gloves to the needy as amazing.
Wendy Shepherd, Executive Director, immediately stepped up and shared they had received over 44,000 mittens from one automotive company, with thousands more to come, right before Thanksgiving. Wendy saw my excitement and utilized the opportunity to ask if I would be interested in sorting mittens.
Of course I said, “YES” to this wonderful Lovelogical organization! This amazing woman, who was dressed up for this formal occasion with chucks to celebrate the night, raised both arms in the air with an excited “YES”. We exchanged business cards. Lovelogical happily celebrated its first volunteer commitment in Detroit.
On Sunday, November 29, 2015, Lovelogical joined Mittens for Detroit to sort mittens for a few hours. We sorted several hundred mittens and gloves for Pre-K to grades 1-4 children. It was an awesome experience knowing so many schools and community organizations would receive gloves for their students. Next weekend we are looking to extend our time and find more volunteers to join us in this community initiative to keep their extended Lovelogical families hands warm.
If you live in, or know anyone who resides in Detroit, come and join us until the end of the month to help sort and pack mittens and gloves. You can volunteer for an hour to several on one day or many days before the holiday. If you are interested in volunteering please Facebook inbox your availability at https://www.facebook.com/MittensforDetroit/ and join the Mittens for Detroit Lovelogical extended family where as always with our families…DNA NOT REQUIRED®!