Children's coat drive Saturday honors late Sheriff Benny Napoleon

The Detroit News
Volunteer Carlos Cross hands winter coats to children during the Coats for Kids giveaway in honor of Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon on Saturday at Greater Grace Temple.

Greater Grace Temple is holding a children's coat drive Saturday in honor of late Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon.

The Coats for Kids giveaway is until 2 p.m. today or while supplies last, at the church, 23500 W. Seven Mile Road, Detroit.

Napoleon, who died Dec. 17 after a nearly month-long battle with COVID-19, participated in charitable activities, especially during the holidays, as part of his faith and commitment to the community.

Greater Grace Temple congregation members and Wayne County Sheriff's Office employees expect to give coats to several hundred children.

Andrew Shannon, 3, carries a new winter coat given to him during the Coats for Kids giveaway.