Coats for the Cold


Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard is announcing the 34th year of the Coats for the Cold Coat Drive.  The Coat Drive will run from November 1-30, 2021. 

The Coats for the Cold Coat Drive is sponsored by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with, Real Estate One, Genisys Credit Union, and many other community organizations around Oakland County., is providing the boxes for coat drop-off sites around the county.  Local Real Estate One offices, and all of the Genisys Credit Union branches throughout Oakland County served as drop-off sites also.  We are grateful to all of our partners for their support!

"Coats for the Cold is an easy way for the community to reach out and help someone less fortunate stay warm this winter," Sheriff Bouchard said. "For the past 33 years, we have worked with local charitable organizations to provide free coats to those in need.  The community's generosity has been wonderful every year." 

There are volunteer opportunities available for individuals wishing to help with the coat drive this year.  To sign up, please go to the sign-up genius link here.

The new or clean, used coats collected during the month of November will be given to numerous different charitable organizations who will then distribute the coats to those most in need at no cost.

Check back soon for a full list of drop-off sites for 2021.  If you would like to become a drop-off site or volunteer for Coats for the Cold, please contact Mandy Ford at