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22nd Annual Coat Drive will take place now through Nov. 18

Collection Bins for Warm Winter Items Staged at Tapper's, Marlee's, Tapper's Gold Exchange and Morgan Stanley Locations Throughout Metro Area - New Online Component Will Help Collect Cash for New Coats

WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI (October 16, 2013) – Chilly fall days and cold evenings have arrived in southeastern Michigan. For those who are challenged to meet basic needs, a winter coat is an unaffordable luxury. Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry seeks to help local residents stay warm this winter by hosting its 22nd annual Coat Drive now through Nov. 18.

Tapper’s, in affiliation with Morgan Stanley, will accept gently used or new coats, hats, mittens and blankets, as well as, cash donations for new coats at locations throughout the metro area.

“We’re excited to team up with Morgan Stanley this year and together expect to provide more than 2,500 coats for those in need,” says Steven Tapper, custom designer and vice president of Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry. “The gift of warmth and comfort has more meaning and value than we can imagine. We urge everyone to join us in this community effort that will change lives.”

Tapper’s will also collect funds online at http://www.gofundme.com/tapperscoatdrive. Cash donations raised here and at all Tapper’s, Marlee’s, Tapper’s Gold Exchange and Morgan Stanley locations will go toward the purchase of brand‐new coats. A $20 donation will provide a child with a coat and gloves.

Coats and warm winter items in all shapes are sizes are welcome. Tapper’s handles distributing winter items, free of charge, directly to local residents in need and the organizations that support them. It is estimated the Tapper’s coat drive has provided more than 38,200 winter items to metro-Detroit area families throughout the years.

For more information, please call 248‐865‐6320, or visit www.tappers.com.

Collection bins are available at the following Tapper’s and Marlee’s locations:

Tapper's and Marlee's locations

Orchard Mall 6337 Orchard Lake Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 Phone: 248‐932‐7700

Twelve Oaks Mall (Tapper’s and Marlee’s) 27716 Novi Road Novi, Michigan 48377 Phone: 248‐465‐1800

Somerset Collection 2800 West Big Beaver Road Troy, MI 48084 Phone: 248‐649‐2000

Tapper’s Gold Exchange Locations

Laurel Park Place 37700 W Six Mile Rd. Livonia, MI 48152 734-°©‐464-°©‐0171

Lakeside Mall 14000 Lakeside Circle Sterling Heights, MI 48313 586‐566‐4696

Morgan Stanley Locations

Ann Arbor 2001 Commonwealth Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Phone: 734‐827‐0524

Birmingham 220 Park St., Suite 220 Birmingham, MI 48009 Phone: 248‐258‐1750

Bloomfield Hills 40701 Woodward Ave., Suite 200 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 Phone: 248‐723‐1800

Farmington Hills 35055 W Twelve Mile Rd Farmington Hills, MI 48331 248‐848‐8000

Grosse Pointe 130 Kercheval Ave. Grosse Pointe, MI 48236 313‐343‐8429

Troy 101 West Big Beaver Rd., Suite 1200 Troy, MI 48084 248‐740‐7100

Posted on 10/16/2013

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