GOMPERS COATS FOR KIDS
This is the ninth year the family and friends of ASCO/MSI have helped local children have a warm winter in Detroit. We have already collected over 300 coats, hats, and gloves! In addition to the coats this year we are also collecting personal hygiene products: Sanitary Products, Underwear, Socks, Tooth Brushes, Toothpaste, Deodorant, and Small Bottles of Lotion. There are families that do not have regular access to these necessary products, and our team will do what we can to help get them to those in need.
This year Marshall family members will distribute the coats on November 17th. This is very special to them because they will get to see fruits of their labor light up the eyes of the children.
Contact us to Help
For those wanting to participate call our office or email Meghan Zoll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All contributions are tax deductible.
A Successful 2014
For over 8 years Marilyn Marshall, mother of ASCO/MSI owners, has been donating coats and other items to Gompers Elementary. Last year Marilyn passed away, but her daughters continue her giving traditions.
This year was especially successful. Over 240 coats with matching hats and gloves were delivered 11/05/2014 along with a sizeable monetary donation. This year the family was invited to help distribute the coats. It was a heartwarming experience, and showed that the efforts were so very worth it. It also proved that we need to do more.
With help from Detroit Public Schools our efforts drew the attention of local news media. WDIV Channel 4 aired a piece that evening about our efforts. It was nice to see Marilyn Marshall's memory continue on local TV.
Special Thanks To:
DPS for recognizing our effort.
The staff of Gompers Elementary for helping facilitate the distribution and welcoming us into their wonderful school.
Mitchell Shammas of Modern Mirror and Glass Co. with a monetary donation.
Jon Krebs of Madison Heights Glass with a monetary donation.
Kerry LaPointe for tireless matching up 240 coats with hats and gloves.
Sue and Amy Marshall for putting extra effort shopping for coats, hats, and gloves.
"The reward of a smile on a child's face when they are presented with a new jacket is priceless."
Nancy Marshall, President