GVSU letter with snowmen next to them

2023 Coat Drive

December 4 to December 15

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

  • Dean of Students Suite, 202 STU
  • Division of Inclusion & Equity Suite, JHC
  • Kleiner Commons
  • Library Front Desk
  • Rec Center Front Desk
  • Laker Store
  • 2020 Desk, Kirkhof Center


Coat Drive Box Locations


Room Number 

Dean of Students Office

202 Student Services Building

Division of Inclusion & Equity

4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Kleiner Commons

100 Commons

Library Front Desk

Mary Idema Pew Library

Rec Center Front Desk

1 Campus Drive, D107 Fieldhouse

Laker Store

The Marketplace

2020 Front Desk

Kirkhof Center Lobby

Page last modified December 1, 2023