DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – Teaming up with Clothes4Souls, retail shopping brand Macy’s and Feed The Children, Detroit Lions free safety Glover Quin aims to deliver 2,000 coats to people in need in Southeast Michigan as the cold winter months approach.

“A coat is not necessarily on their top priority list of things to acquire with all the other things that they have to get access to to be able to meet their basic needs,” said Anita Martiex, with the Greater Detroit Centers for Working Families. “So meeting Glover and receiving these coats is a really exciting opportunity for clients to feel like someone has connected with the needs of the average person.”

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They will donate the coats and make them available through Detroit area non-profits.

“For my son it ended up making a big difference, because he needed a coat for winter…with the winters getting colder,” said mother Anita Martin. “And it helps financially as well.”

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Quin, who appeared at a United Way event Tuesday was recently named the NFLPA Community MVP in recognition of the positive impact he has made in his community.

“If nothing else it just kinda shows that people care about them, somebody cares about them, somebody’s thinking about them, somebody’s trying to help them stay warm at least, if nothing else,” Quin said.

“Hopefully these coats will do a lot more than just keep them warm.”

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This feature is part of CBS 62’s Eye On Detroit series as seen weekdays during “CBS This Morning”.