Winter coat drive to help Syrian refugees, other immigrants

Winter coat drive to help Syrian refugees, other immigrantsimage

05 Nov 2015

Troy-based Arab American and Chaldean Council has launched its annual winter coat drive to help immigrants in southeast Michigan, including Syrian refugees.

“Too many men, women and children are unfortunately left in the cold during the winter months and this year we have greater need for support,” said Dr. Haifa Fakhouri, president and CEO of the Arab American and Chaldean Council. “These coats will go to numerous deserving individuals and families, including Syrian refugees who will be experiencing their first snow this year.”

The nonprofit, which serves immigrants and has clients in the tri-county area, will be accepting new and gently used coats of any size at the Troy office at 363 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 300 and also at Youth Center in Detroit at 62 W. Seven Mile Road.

This year, the organization also is partnering with the Detroit Public Safety Foundation’s Bridging the Gap initiative by assisting in raising money for them to purchase coats for $10 each.

The drive will go through Fri., Nov. 20. For more information visit