FERNDALE (WWJ) – Dino’s Restaurant & Lounge in Ferndale will park their catering truck in front of the restaurant in attempt to fill it with new or gently used coats for boys and girls.

The effort is to replace hundreds of coats that were destroyed when water came through a damaged roof and settled on this year’s supply of coats that were slated to be given to children who are housed at Oakland County Children’s Village shelter “Mandy’s Place.”

Mandy’s Place annually houses approximately 500 children who have been removed from their home due to abusive or neglectful family situations. Mandy’s Place is a temporary shelter for the children to feel safe and secure while they transition into foster care or other residential placement. Several children arrive annually with no belongs other than the clothes on their back.

Dino’s will park their catering truck in front of the restaurant from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1 and have volunteers standing on guard to collect coats from donors as they drive by on the northbound lanes of Woodward Avenue. The goal is to fill the truck “from top to bottom.”

Coats for both boys and girls, sizes small to XXL. Dino’s Lounge is located at 22740 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale. For more information, call 248-591-3466, or visit dinoslounge.com.


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