A partnership that keeps people warm

Through a partnership with the adult detention centers in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota donated a total of 1,232 pounds of warm coats last winter to people who needed them.

"The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Adult Detention Division serves many people who have a special need for clothing upon their release," reads a letter from Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek. "Many people are brought to us without adequate clothing for the weather or had their clothing seized as evidence by arresting officers. All too often they do not have an outside support system to bring them clothing to wear home."

That’s where Goodwill comes in. We provide the coats, and the Sheriff's Offices give them to people leaving the detention centers at no cost.