GVSU letter with snowmen next to them

2022 Coat Drive

November 28 to December 9

Do you need a coat or know someone who does?

The GVSU Coat Drive is underway! Give back by donating new or gently used winter coats, hats, gloves or boots. All donated items will be shared with newcomers to the West Michigan community through the Refugee Education Center.

Where Do the Coats Go?

The Refugee Education Center supports refugees in their journey to become fully participating members of the West Michigan community. They envision a thriving, multicultural West Michigan community where all have an opportunity to pursue a better future!

The Refugee Education Center is looking for winter coats, hats, mittens, gloves, and winter boots for ages 5 years to adult. They are looking for NEW or gently used outerwear that is gendered or gender neutral. 

Coats hanging up
A student smiling in the snow

Campus Paticipants

  • Office of Student Life
  • Cook Leadership Academy 
  • Recreation & Wellness
  • Dean of Students Office 
  • 20/20 Information Desk 
  • Inclusion and Equity Office 


Coat Drive Box Locations


Room Number 

Office of Student Life

1110 Kirkhof Center

Cook Leadership Academy

5th floor Hauenstein Center

Recreation & Wellness

D135 Recreation Center

Athletic & Recreation Facilities

Recreation Center Desk A

Dean of Students Office

202 Student Services Building

20/20 Information Desk 

Kirkhof Center Lobby

Inclusion and Equity Office

4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office of Multicultural Affairs

1240 Kirkhof Center

Events With Coat Drive Boxes

Event Name:




Gingerbread House Decorating and Holiday Photos

December 1

5-6 p.m.


Winterfest Trivia

December 1

6-7 p.m.


Steve Agyei Comedian

December 1

8-9 p.m.

Pere Marquette Room in Kirkhof

Student Small Business Market ad Gift Wrapping Station

December 2

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Kirkhof Center Lobby

Registered Student Organization Fair 

December 2

4-7 p.m.


Model Entertainment Bring Back Your Formal Wear Fashion Show

December 2

7-8 p.m.


DIY Snow Globes

December 2

6-7 p.m.

Kirkhof Center Room 1104

Page last modified November 30, 2022