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Resources for Donating and Receiving Winter Coats

With the weather getting cooler and winter jackets coming out of storage, it’s a time to remember that there are many families in the area without the means to provide an adequately warm coat for themselves or their children during these cold months.

To help families in need, there are a number of jacket distribution drives happening around Minnesota. Does your family have coats that have been outgrown or sit in the closet unused? Coats for Kids has a number of drop off sites across the metro, making it easy and convenient for people to drop off new or gently used coats. Additionally, if you are in need of a winter coat for your child, Salvation Army centers will be distributing the received donations on October 29 at these ten locations.

Who: Coats for Kids

Where: A wide variety of locations across the Twin Cities. You can donate at any of the following locations:

  • Cub FoodsCoast for Kids
  • Kowalski’s Markets
  • Clean ‘n’ Press Dry Cleaning
  • Trollhaugen
  • Postal Credit Union
  • Granite City – St. Louis Park
  • Creation Chiropractic – Eden Prairie
  • Salvation Army Worship & Service Centers

When: The coast drive ends on October 20. The Coats for Kids distributions will all be held next Tuesday, October 29, across the Metro MN area, beginning at 10 a.m.  No pre-registration but first come, first served.  You will need ID information for each recipient.  You can call the Coats for Kids Hotline at 651-746-3412 for more information, including which site serves your area.

Check out their website here, where you can find the donation or distribution site closest to you, make a donation or find volunteer opportunities.


Originally published: October 17, 2013