Detroit International Bridge Company Donates 8,000 Gloves and Hats for Needy Children in Metro Detroi

“Kids Winter Warm-Up” Will Help Children and Families Throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties

Online PR News – 10-December-2011 – – Detroit, MI. – As the cold and snow of winter descends on Michigan, the Detroit International Bridge Company has purchased 8,000 pairs of gloves and hats for distribution to children throughout metro Detroit. The “Kids Winter Warm-Up” program is designed to make sure that thousands of needy children in the Detroit area and other cities across Michigan have some of the warm clothing that is necessary during the long, cold winter. The company has collected and distributed hats for children in the past and expanded the program this year due to the growing need.
The gloves and hats will be distributed to schools, community leaders and nonprofits organizations in the Detroit area beginning December 9 in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties. (See the list of distribution points at the end of this release).
Through their long association with the city of Detroit and many nonprofits and community programs, Ambassador Bridge owners Matty and Nora Moroun have become increasingly aware of the growing number of families who need assistance. “I grew up in Detroit. It’s the people that make a great city, and it’s important to me that we assist families in any way that we can,” said Matty Moroun. “Children should not have to suffer in a family that is struggling financially, but too often, they do,” said Nora Moroun. “This program is one way for us help ensure that a lot of kids stay warm.”
Listed below are the organizations taking part in the “Kids Winter Warm-Up” program.

Detroit Neighborhood City Hall
Don Bosco Hall Community Center
New Marcus Garvey Party
The Mathis Foundation
St. Paul AME Church
The Jovon Foundation


Crossroads for Youth
Oakland Schools
Oakland County Circuit Court
Pontiac Schools
Baldwin Center
Oakland County Youth Assistance
DHS- Oakland (MI Dept. of Human Services)
OLHSA (Oakland-Livingston Human Services)
Oakland County Mental Health Authority
Optimist Club of West Bloomfield
Troy Women’s’ Club and Junior Optimists- Clawson

Liberty Family Outreach in Warren

About the Detroit International Bridge Co.
The Detroit International Bridge Co., based in Warren, Mich., owns and operates the Ambassador Bridge linking the United States and Canada near downtown Detroit since 1929. Privately owned and built with private funds, the Ambassador Bridge is the busiest international border crossing in North America, with about 4.2 million cars and 2.3 million trucks using the bridge in 2009. DIBC employs 300 people in the United States and Canada, and actively supports a wide variety of community organizations, charities and universities. For more information, visit