Here are some collections happening around the East End:

East End Cooperative Ministry is currently collecting new and gently used coats for their winter coat drive. EECM needs coats of all sizes, but they are in particular need of men’s coats in sizes large and extra large. Coats may be dropped off at EECM’s Drop-In Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church (5450 Friendship Ave.) at the corner of Roup and Friendship now through Nov. 5.

The Rodef Shalom Brotherhood is holding a blood drive Sunday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Freehof Hall (4905 Fifth Ave.). The Brotherhood is also collecting brand name inkjet or toner cartridges, used cell phones and used eyeglasses. These can all be dropped off in the main lobby.