Help a Child, Donate a Coat

Getting ready to swap out the warm weather clothes in your closets for fall and winter attire? Do you have kids who have outgrown their jackets from last year? You can help The Salvation Army reach children in need who don’t have winter coats and help make sure they stay cozy when the temperatures drop.

Just bring your new or gently used coats to one of the many Salvation Army ‘Coats for Kids’ collection drives that are starting to kick off  in communities across the country.

Plus,  in the next few weeks some national football teams and local partners are teaming up with us for these events!

Check out the lineup:

Green Bay Packers

  • Bring your gently used or new coats to the Packers vs Bills game on Sunday, Sept. 19 between 8:30am and kick-off. Your donation will help The Salvation Army reach their goal of providing 11,000 coats for needy children in Wisconsin. If you can’t make it to the game, don’t stress – you can donate to Coats for Kids through Nov 7. Find more donation and volunteer info on the local Salvation Army’s website

Indianapolis Colts

  • Head to Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday, Oct. 10 where The Salvation Army will be doing their big drive event as the Colts take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Last year generous donors helped the Army collect more than 10,000 coats, and we’d love to see even more this year! You can donate up until Saturday, Oct. 30. Visit for more info and find partner drop off locations here .

Chicago Bears

  • For the 22nd year The Chicago Bears are lending The Salvation Army their efforts to help kids in the Windy City. Donate your coats between now and Dec . 4 at local Salvation Army units, or click here for partners’ drop off locations. Visit for more info.

This is not an exhaustive list of Salvation Army ‘Coats for Kids’ drives, so keep an eye out in your community. Otherwise, you can always take gently used or new coats to your nearby Salvation Army Family Thrift Store. Thanks for your support!