Community Collection Locations

Our 15th Season of Warmth runs October 1st through January 10th!

We are so excited every year to see our Community Collection Partners hosting their collection boxes so that you can donate new, warm, durable mittens and gloves so easily! Find a location near you using the map below.

If you are wondering what kinds of mittens and gloves are the most beneficial to those in need, please take a few minutes to watch our video – A Hands On Guide for Choosing Mittens. Remember, the quality of the pairs you choose are more important than the quantity. Think about  the pair of mittens or gloves that you are giving as a true gift of warmth – are they warm enough to keep the cold air out and warmth in? Would you give this pair to someone you care about? Is the pair durable enough to last? You don’t have to spend a lot on a pair of new mittens and gloves to share a pair that is just what someone needs. Thin pairs such as those that stretch to fit and can be found in dollar stores (like “Magic Gloves”) do not hold in the warmth or keep out the cold. If they get wet from the snow, they do not dry quickly. Often these are unusable in a very short time. We ask that you avoid donating thin stretchy pairs like these. Pairs do not have to be expensive to be great for our Distribution Partners… they do need to be warm and durable. Thank you for understanding.


If you would like to shop at stores or online for the kind of pairs that we purchase with your financial donations and grants, you will find that Target and Sierra Outfitters offer great options. Another option is to choose pairs that you’ll find on Amazon.

Please explore this map to find out where you can drop off your new, warm, durable mittens and gloves. The map is updated throughout the season, so be sure to check often. Zoom in on the map, click on a red heart, and check the address in the column to the left of the map. Thank you for warming hearts, two hands at a time!

Our 14-year total is now greater than 300,000 new pairs – that’s more than one-quarter million pairs of hands that you have warmed!! We welcome donations and new store-bought and handmade pairs of mittens and gloves throughout the year.

You can mail them to us at:
Mittens for Detroit
Attn: W. Shepherd
2886 12 Mile Road, Box 721427, Berkley, MI 48072-0717