WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The police department's Bike Patrol is collecting blanket, gloves, and hat donations to help keep the homeless warm this winter.

On Saturday, a donation box was set up outside the Dash Stadium, where people were gathering to watch a movie.

Other donation boxes will be placed at:

-The Public Safety Center at 725 N. Cherry St.

-Inside City Hall outside the Human Relations Department, Suite 109 at 101 N. Main St.

-Outside the Bicycle Patrol Office at 414 N. Cherry St. across from the Marriott hotel.

The Bike Patrol initiated the blanket drive in 2014 to assist homeless people who, for various reasons, cannot or do not stay at a shelter.