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Coats for Kids

The Salvation Army Coats for Kids program has been keeping Twin Cities kids warm for 28 years. The 2013 coat drive was Oct. 7 – 20. Donations were distributed at our Salvation Army centers at the end of October.

Miss the coat drive? Salvation Army centers will still accept your donations of new and clean, gently-used coats and winter accessories (mittens, gloves, hats, snow boots, snow pants, etc.) to distribute throughout the winter as needs arise. You can also give online to help buy new coats. A $17 donation covers the cost of a warm winter coat for a kid in need.

Give a Coat or Donate

Thanks to our Coats for Kids partners for collecting new and clean, gently-used coats and winter accessories (mittens, gloves, hats, snow boots, snow pants, etc.) during our drive.

You can still give online to help buy new coats. A $17 donation covers the cost of a warm winter coat for a kid in need.

Need a Coat

The Coats for Kids program provides coats and winter accessories to children.  If you need a coat for your child, come to one of the ten coat distribution sites in the Twin Cities on Tuesday, Oct. 29 beginning at 10 a.m.

There is no pre-registration for the event. Families who fulfill the following eligibility requirements are helped on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies run out:

  • Dependent children must be ages 0-17
  • Bring a valid photo ID
  • Bring a current piece of mail confirming your ZIP code
  • Bring one form of ID for each child – copies accepted (medical card, social security card, birth certificate, school ID)

Parents shop for one coat and one winter accessory per child. Children should not accompany parents to the distribution.

Call the Coats for Kids Hotline at 651-746-3412 for more information, including which site serves your area.

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help sort coats throughout October and work at our distribution locations on Oct. 28 and 29. Click the links below to register online:

Sorting and staging

Setup and Distribution

Host a Coat Drive

Are you a local businesses, civic organization or church group interested in organizing a coat drive for Coats for Kids?

We have electronic copies of posters you can use to advertise your collection, and we are happy to arrange pick up for drives that bring in more than 100 coats. For smaller collections, we ask that donations be dropped off at our divisional headquarters, 2445 Prior Ave. N. in Roseville.

Please contact Coats for Kids manager Dave Johnson at 651-746-3528 for details on getting started with a drive.

About Coats for Kids

The Salvation Army Coats for Kids program has provided 298,000 coats and winter accessories to children in need over nearly three decades. The annual Twin Cities coat drive is held in October. After donations of new or gently used winter gear are collected, sorted, and cleaned, families are invited to our centers to select needed items to help keep their children warm through the winter.