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Molina Spreads Warmth Throughout Michigan by Distributing More Than 5,800 New Coats

12/06/2017

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Molina Healthcare of Michigan recently concluded the nine-week Molina HOPE Coat Drive in an ongoing effort to help local residents stay warm during the winter. On December 2, Molina hosted the second annual Molina HOPE Winter Coat Giveaway at Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit. Molina employee volunteers distributed thousands of new coats for free to pre-registered individuals, as well as the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Hundreds of coats were also given to the Detroit Police Department, the Detroit FBI, Second Ebenezer Church, the Salvation Army, Brightmoore Elementary and a local shelter for women and girls.

To further protect themselves from the cold, attendees were able to pick up hats, gloves and scarves from Magna International Inc., who generously donated $80,000 to the Molina HOPE Coat Drive for the second year in a row.

The Winter Coat Giveaway offered additional free resources and activities including:

  • Blood pressure checks
  • Haircuts
  • Hot dogs and hot chocolate provided by the Salvation Army
  • Healthy refreshments such as fruit
  • Face painting
  • Arts and crafts
  • MIX 92.3 and 107.5 playing live music and handing out giveaways
  • Dr. Cleo, Molina’s cat doctor mascot, greeting and taking photos with attendees

An estimated 600 total volunteers, including those from Molina, Second Ebenezer Church, Magna International and other partners, worked together to execute the Winter Coat Giveaway. Molina Healthcare of Michigan partnered with the following local businesses and community organizations to make the second annual Molina HOPE Coat Drive a success: Magna International Inc., Bluewater Technologies, the FBI, Detroit Police Department, Macy’s, Clothes 4 Souls, Don Bosco Hall, Salvation Army, Premier Relocations and Starbucks.

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