Coat check tag iconVolunteers Needed February 7th from 1 pm – 10 pm (in 3 hour shifts)

DRIVE is excited to announce that we will be running the coat check at the Detroit RV and Camping Show on Friday, February 7 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. This will be a great way to raise money, with a suggested $1 donation per coat, but it is also a great opportunity for exposure. This is a popular show with lots of traffic-about 5,000 attendees that day-and typically about 500-800 coats checked.

We will be bringing our DRIVE banner stands, signs and handouts (the show provides the racks, hangers and tags), but we need some volunteers to help out!

The show is open 2-9 pm that day, and volunteers are needed starting at 1 pm for set up and to check coats for early arriving show goers (lobby area is open before the show). We will need 2-3 volunteers per shift, with each team working about 3 hours. Please email us at with your interest and preferred volunteer spot, or sign up on Facebook,

Friday, February 7
1 pm-4 pm
4 pm-7 pm
7 pm-10 pm (stay until last coat is picked up)

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The mission of DRIVE is to create a brighter future for the children of Michigan. DRIVE supports the education, health and wellness of children age 0 to 22 through funding, partnerships and community involvement.

DRIVE is a public, R&E Family Foundation launched in 2019.

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The education needs and pursuits of children and young adults.

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DRIVE Supports

Treatments that improve the physical and mental health of children.

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DRIVE Partners

To ensure the wellness of children, including food and safety needs.

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”     —Muhammad Ali


Through fund-raising, volunteer efforts and partnerships, DRIVE seeks to create brighter futures for Michigan children. From basic health and wellness needs to advanced education pursuits, we strive to do what we can to help children live happy, healthy lives and have more promising futures.

Michigan’s children need our help—

Michigan’s child poverty rate is 21 percent, that’s over 444,000 children.

Poverty increases the likelihood that a child will be exposed to factors that can impair his or her brain development and lead to poor academic, cognitive and health outcomes.

Reading proficiency by the end of third grade is a critical marker in a child’s educational development. Less than half of Michigan’s third graders tested as proficient in 2016, and that rate is declining.

65 percent of Michigan’s students are not college-ready.

Sources: Annie E. Casey Foundation “Kids Count Profile” report, MLive.