Please lend a hand to Mittens for Detroit as we kick off our 10th Collection Season! You'll be celebrating 10 years of warmth, as you help to get thousands of new mittens and gloves onto thousands of hands! Mittens for Detroit collects thousands of pairs of new mittens and gloves every year, for distribution to children and adults in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, and Dearborn. In order to process these tens of thousands of pairs, we need many volunteers to lend a hand in The Big Sort!

The Big Sort
is a series of sorting events that occur from November 11th to March 31st this year. Dates are set up at the convenience of the volunteer group, who will to come to our office to sort, count, and pack the collections of pairs that come in, so that the agencies can come to pick up their boxes. The work is mostly inside, except for when we take the boxes to the curb to meet the school/agency representatives and have them receive their boxes of mittens and gloves. There is some lifting possible, and there are also accommodations for those who have limited mobility.

This is a TEAM event, with your group having between 5 - 20 people from your office, community group, sorority, company, sports or dance team, and the like. This is a great team-building experience! This is not an individual person opportunity at this point. This is a great opportunity for office groups, community service organizations, and the like. Participant minimum age is 18 years old. Please contact Wendy if you have any questions. Again, this is not a volunteer for an individual.


This opportunity starts on Nov. 11, 2019, midnight and ends March 31, 2020, midnight EST and happens once. All events occur at an action's local time based on the latest information provided to us. The time listed here has been automatically converted to your device's timezone if yours is different.


First National Building, 660 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48226, USA

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Age 18+

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