2017 Coats for Kids collection dates:  November 11- December 3, 2017

The annual Coats for Kids Campaign enters its 17th season this year with over 55,000 winter coats distributed since 2000! 
Be a part of this great Fort Wayne tradition! Donate today!

  1. Donate a new or gently used winter weight coat at any Peerless Cleaner, Kroger, and Penn Station locations, any YMCA or at Adams Radio, 2000 Lower Huntington Road.  Click here for a list of drop off locations.
  2. Make a financial donation to help purchase new coats!

$25 will provide a new winter coat, hat, scarf and mittens for a child. Secure online donations can be made by clicking on the DONATE button.
Coats will be delivered to schools and social service agencies by Fort Wayne Firefighters, and YMCA employees prior to the Holiday break the week of December 18. Program partners are Volunteer Center, Peerless Cleaners, Kroger, Adams Radio Group, Fort Wayne Fire Department, Wells Fargo, Berne Apparel, Parkview Orthopedic Hospital and St. Vincent DePaul Society. We rely on your donations of winter coats, monetary donations or your service of time and talent to make this program a success every year!
If you are a family in need of a coat for your child:
Please contact you school case manager or counselor and ask them to make a referral to Coats for Kids.
For questions on the referral process: Please contact the Volunteer Center at (260)424-3505 or Email info@volunteerfortwayne.org
If you are a school or social service agency in need of coats for the children you serve:
Please contact the Volunteer Center at (260)424-3505 or Email info@volunteerfortwayne.org
Do you want to volunteer?
Please Email the Volunteer Center at info@volunteerfortwayne.org or call (260) 424-3505