Medstar Collecting Winter Gear for Detroit’s Homeless

Pie a Paramedic Donation Drive for the Pope Francis CenterWith temperatures reaching the single digits, the Pope Francis Center is even more critical to the safety and survival of Detroit’s homeless. And they are in dire need of the following donations: 

  • Thermal/outdoor socks
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Thermal pants and shirts 

The winter gear items must be new and are needed in all sizes for adult men and women. Socks are the number-one need.

And here’s the fun part. Donations earn you tickets, and at the end of the competition, a ticket will be drawn to pie one of our Paramedics. 

  • 4 small items (pair of socks, hats, or gloves) = 1 ticket 
  • 1 large item (thermal pants or shirt) = 5 tickets 

You can drop off donations Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm at our Central Operations site, which is located at 380 N. Gratiot Ave., Clinton Township, MI 48036. 

Please put your name, email, and phone number on the items (sticky note or tape). We will collect donations through February 28, 2021. 

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Miller at

About Medstar
Medstar is Michigan’s most integrated 911 EMS and mobile health provider, serving more than 190,000 patients annually. Created in 1993 by two local hospitals, the nonprofit agency now provides 911 and interfacility service in nine counties. Healthcare stakeholders include Ascension-Michigan, Henry Ford Health System, and the McLaren Healthcare Corporation. For more information, visit