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2016 Coats for Kids drive

Coats for Kids

The Salvation Army Coats for Kids program has been keeping Twin Cities children warm for more than 30 years. The 2016 coat collection has concluded, but you can still help when you give online to buy new coats. A donation of just $18 helps buy a winter coat for a kid in need. Help us break last years record of nearly 9,000 coats. During the 2016 drive, donations up to $30,000 were successfully matched by Alerus Mortgage.

Give a Coat

You are welcome to drop off new or clean, gently-used coats and winter accessories (mittens, gloves, hats, snow boots, snow pants, etc.) to any of our Salvation Army Worship & Service Centers.

Don’t have a coat to donate? You can also give online to help buy new coats. A $18 donation covers the cost of a warm winter coat for a kid in need.

Get Help

Please contact the Salvation Army Worship & Service Center nearest to you to find out if supplies are available when you need them.


Each year, thousands of children residing in the metro area – from infants to 18 year-olds – receive a warm coat for the winter through Coats for Kids. We have a variety of ways for volunteers to help from picking up large donations to sorting through coats. Check with one of our centers to see how you can help.

Host a Coat Drive

Are you part of a local businesses, civic organization or church group interested in organizing a coat drive? While the 2016 drive has ended, you may drop off winter gear donations at our divisional headquarters, 2445 Prior Ave. N. in Roseville, Minn. year-round.

About Coats for Kids

The Salvation Army Coats for Kids program has been keeping Twin Cities children warm for 31 years. In that time, donors have provided roughly 334,000 coats and winter accessories to local families in need. The annual Twin Cities coat drive is held in early October. After donations of new and gently used coats are collected, they are given to families as we meet with them at our nine help centers.

Thank you to our 2016 partners: Alerus Mortgage, Cub Foods, Kowalski’s Markets and Ideal Credit Union.