Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota
2016 Coats for Kids drive

Coats for Kids

Each year, thousands of children residing in the metro area – from infants to 18 year-olds – receive a warm coat for the winter from The Salvation Army. Our Coats for Kids program has been keeping Twin Cities children warm for more than 30 years. In that time, donors have provided roughly 334,000 coats and winter accessories to local families in need.

The official Salvation Army coat drive in the Twin Cities ended in October. However, donations of children’s coats and winter gear are accepted throughout the winter at our Salvation Army Worship & Service Centers, where they are given to families in need as we meet with them.

Give a Coat

All of the items we supply to local children are made available thanks to the generous support of our donors. You can help by bringing new or clean, gently-used coats and/or winter accessories (mittens, gloves, hats, snow boots, snow pants, etc.) to any Salvation Army Worship & Service Center.

Don’t have a coat to donate? A financial gift of just $18 helps buy a winter coat for a kid in need.  We’ve made it simple to give online to buy a coat for a child in need.

Get Help for Your Child/Children

The Salvation Army’s centers are a place for families in crisis to get help, including coats for their children. Visit any of our Twin Cities Worship & Service Centers to learn about meeting your child’s need for a coat. Supplies may be limited, so we recommend contacting the nearest location before stopping by to find out if supplies are available in the sizes you need. You may qualify for other assistance during your visit, which can be discussed in person with one of our case workers.


Volunteer needs vary by location. Check with the Salvation Army Worship & Service Center nearest to you to learn if they currently have volunteer needs, such as sorting through coats.

Host a Coat Drive

Are you part of a local businesses, civic organization or church group interested in organizing a coat drive? Please contact your nearest Salvation Army Worship & Service Center to make arrangements to drop off any items you collect. You may also drop off winter gear donations at our divisional headquarters, 2445 Prior Ave. N. in Roseville, Minn. Materials to help advertise your drive can be made available upon request.