Crains Detroit Business
reports that Cummings was passing out Halloween candy at her cousin's house in Detroit when she encountered a young trick-or-treater in tears because she was cold and only had one glove.
The situation inspired Cummings to warm up Detroit's needy residents with "Mittens for Detroit
." Her charity will "collect and distribute new gloves and mittens to needy Detroit children and adults."
"After the way the city of Detroit has opened its arms to me, the least I can do is give something back," Cummings said.
Just Baked in Livonia, Detroit's American Coney Island and Compuware Corp. in Detroit have agreed to place drop boxes at their businesses for the mittens and gloves to be donated by the caring public. Just Baked
is offering a free cupcake to anyone who drops off a pair of new mittens for the charitable campaign.