Detroit Mich., January 24, 2013 - Actress Erin
Cummings, founder of Mittens for Detroit, a charity she launched in
2010 while filming the ABC TV Show, "Detroit 187," will make
several appearances at the North American International Auto Show
(NAIAS) this weekend, while bringing attention to a need in the
Cummings will be a special celebrity guest in Auto Show in
Motion, the NAIAS parade of ultra-luxury cars, local
celebrities, clowns, and big paper-mâché heads provided by The
Parade Company, on Friday, January 25 at 7 pm, and Saturday,
January 26 at 3 pm. She will also sign autographs on Friday
from 4-6 pm in Michigan Hall, and on Saturday from 1-3 pm on the
main floor at the hospitality deck near the Infiniti exhibit.
Mittens for Detroit collects and distributes new, unused gloves
and mittens to children and adults in need in metro Detroit.
Those who will be attending NAIAS this weekend (Friday through
Sunday) are encouraged to bring new mittens and gloves and deposit
them in Mittens for Detroit donation boxes located on the Cobo
Concourse. Show visitors can also donate spare change to THAW.
"The cold weather this past week is a timely reminder to help
those in need," said Jim Seavitt, chairman, NAIAS 2013. "We are
thrilled to have Erin Cummings here to support and promote 'Warming
Hands and Homes,' and congratulate her on the good work she does in
About Mittens for Detroit
Cummings, who relocated to Detroit in July 2010, was inspired to
create Mittens while handing out candy on Halloween with
her cousin, Kathy Moss, who lives in Southfield. Two young girls
and their mother came to the door trick-or-treating, and one of the
girls was crying. Moss noticed the girl was missing a glove, and
invited the family inside, found an extra pair of gloves, put them
on the little girl's hands and sent the family on its way to enjoy
the rest of Halloween night. Cummings, who had been looking for a
way to give back to her new community, was struck by the simplicity
and generosity of her cousin's actions, and the Mittens for Detroit
initiative was born.
"I know that times are tough and some may feel discouraged from
giving because of their own financial circumstances," said
Cummings. "We're keeping it simple. All we want are gloves. Big
gloves, little gloves, fancy gloves or dollar store gloves. As long
as they are new and will keep a pair of hands warm, we'll take
For more information contact Rohatynski-Harlow Public Relations,
LLC, Joe Rohatynski or Marc Harlow at 248.643.2450, or NaiasMedia2013@roharpr.com.
NAIAS 2013 would like to welcome its Premier Sponsors: Delta Air
Lines, DENSO, Johnson Controls, KPMG, Michigan Economic Development
Corporation, Michelin and ZF Group, as well as its Official
Sponsors: AutoTrader.com, MSN
Autos, Panasonic Automotive, Schaeffler, and Opportunity Detroit.
Charter One / RBS Citizens serves as Presenting Sponsor of Charity
Preview. AISIN joins NAIAS as Title Sponsor of the AISIN Drive