DROP OFF LOCATIONS
Events and Promotions
Windows for Coats from Window Nation
11/4-12/30 - Waterway Carwash Bring a Coat, Get a Free Wash
12/12/13 - Drinks for Do-Gooders to Benefit Coats for Kids
12/16/13 - Quaker Steak & Lube Vermilion's 13 Gifts of Christmas
Coats for Kids extends its most heartfelt thanks to Matthew P. Figgie and The Figgie Foundation for their exceedingly generous support of our organization in 2013. Because they are the presenting sponsor of the 7th Annual WTAM 1100 Triv’s Vegas Show benefiting Coats for Kids, their substantial contribution allows us to cover all expenses for the Vegas Show. This means that 100% of the proceeds from show ticket sales will go directly to Coats for Kids so we can purchase more warm winter coats for northeast Ohio’s children. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Click here to read more about Matthew Figgie and his companies.
Frequently asked questions
What is Coats for Kids?
2013 marks the 32nd anniversary of Coats for Kids - Cleveland, which was started in 1981 by local radio station employees when they realized that a large number of children were missing school in the winter because they did not have warm coats. That November, Coats for Kids - Cleveland was founded and the radio station began soliciting donations of like-new, gently worn coats and cash donations to purchase new coats. Since that initial campaign, more than $3.25 million has been raised and over 500,000 new or like-new coats have been distributed to children (ages 0 - 18) in need throughout northeast Ohio.
How do I get a coat through the Salvation Army?
The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland distributed winter coats and conducted Christmas registration for families October 23-25, 2013.
Check back next fall for information on coat distribution in 2014.
When is the Campaign?
The official Coats for Kids 2013 campaign began in early November with the activation of collection bins in area malls and other locations. Coat collection will continue until late December 2013.
Goals for the 2013 Campaign
Our goal is to purchase and/or collect at least 25,000 new or like-new coats and raise at least $125,000 in 2013. All coats purchased/collected and funds raised benefit children of school age living in northeast Ohio.
We always appreciate volunteers to help at the Coats for Kids warehouse, but we do not require volunteer support every day.
Please check back soon for a list of specific days when your help will be most valuable.
Thank you for your interest.
To make a monetary donation, you can mail a check made payable to Coats for Kids - Cleveland to:
How do I Request Coats for my Organization?
Coats for Kids – Cleveland provides coats to children in need in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties. Coats for Kids will make every effort to accommodate requests for coats that meet our qualification guidelines, but we cannot guarantee that we can fill all requests completely. If there is inventory remaining, coats will be available after our major distribution events. Coat requests are reviewed in the order they are submitted and based on proven need. Coats for Kids strives to fulfill as many requests as possible each year. Make a Coat Request Now.
How do I Contact Coats for Kids?
Congratulations to our 2013 Coats for Kids Car Raffle Winners Beth and Bill Stroh!
Congratulations to Beth and Bill Stroh of Lorain, OH, who won the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES in the 2013 Coats for Kids Raffle. They received the keys to their prize on Wednesday, October 17, from the team at Mentor Kia & Mentor Mitsubishi!
From left: Al Zarzour, COO; Mentor Kia & Mentor Mitsubishi; Dave Clark, sales consultant, Mentor Mitsubishi; Beth Stroh and Bill Stroh of Lorain, OH, winners of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES; Debbie Martinko, executive director; Coats for Kids.
2013 Coats for Kids Car Raffle Results
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who supported Coats for Kids by purchasing raffle tickets this year. We are very, very appreciative.
Congratulations to our three winners:
How Coats for Kids Works
You have been kind enough to donate a new or gently used coat to help northeast Ohio kids stay warm this year.
Whether you dropped off a coat at an event or into one of our collection bins at malls around town, at a Howard Hanna real estate office or Willoughby Supply store, or some other location, you may wonder – how does this coat reach a child? Here’s how it works:
Suede, wool, leather and fur coats – as well as any hats, gloves or other clothes we collected – are donated to other northeast Ohio non-profit organizations. Even coats that are too badly damaged to be cleaned and distributed are turned into rags. No donated item is ever discarded.