Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota

Coats for Kids

The Salvation Army Coats for Kids program has been keeping Twin Cities children warm for 30 years. The 2015 coat drive ended on Oct. 18, but you still can help right now when you give online to buy new coats. A donation of just $15 helps buy a winter coat for a kid in need. Coats can be dropped off year-round at the 10 Twin Cities metro Salvation Army Worship & Service Centers or the five metro-area Ideal Credit Union locations.

Thanks to your generous donations, nearly 9,000 children received new winter coats, hats, mittens, and other accessories to keep them warm this winter at the Coats for Kids distribution on Oct. 29 (read about our record-setting year). If you still need a coat, please contact the Twin Cities service center location near you.

Host a Coat Drive

Are you part of a local businesses, civic organization or church group interested in organizing a coat drive? Even though our 2015 drive is over, we can always use coats to hand out at our Twin Cities locations as families come in and have a need. Donations can be dropped off at our divisional headquarters, 2445 Prior Ave. N. in Roseville, Minn. or at the Twin Cities location nearest to you.

About Coats for Kids

The Salvation Army Coats for Kids program has been keeping Twin Cities children warm for 30 years. In that time, donors have provided nearly 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, families are invited to our centers to select items to help keep their children warm through the winter.

Thank you to our 2015 partners: Alerus Mortgage, Cub Foods, Kowalski’s Markets and 5 Eyewitness News.