Northwest Ohio Middle School Student Travels to Cleveland to Donate Coats

Anthony Wayne student

Kudos to this wonderful middle school student who collected coats for us as part of his community service project!

This 7th grader and his family live in Northwest Ohio but came all the way back to the Cleveland area to drop off coats at Great Northern Mall. His family is originally from here and travels back frequently.

His mom fondly remembers volunteering for Coats for Kids as a high school student.

Thanks so much to this family for quite literally going the extra mile so local kids can have warm winter coats!

Please keep in mind that Coats for Kids coat collection bins will remain in area malls until January 9.

Beachwood Sophomore Collects 100+ coats!

We’re ringing in the New Year, but looking back with gratitude on the generosity of our supporters in 2017.

The young lady pictured below, Lena Leland, a sophomore at Beachwood High School, initiated a coat drive for us and collected more than 100 coats!

She came up with the idea for the project herself, created a flyer for neighborhood distribution, and used social media to promote her drive to more families. Afterward, she devoted two weekends to drive around to collect coats, making 15 stops alone on the last day.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Just In Time Staffing, Buyers Products’ Contribution Provides Coats for Entire Madison School

A surprise donation of a combined $15,000 from Mentor-based Just In Time Staffing and Buyers Products Company made this holiday season much warmer for the several hundred children who attend North Elementary School in Madison.

Employees of both companies, along with Coats for Kids representatives, were at the school on Friday, Dec. 22 for a pre-holiday break coat distribution event that resulted in every student at the school receiving a brand new, warm winter coat.

“Our companies and employees wanted to do something to give back during this season of giving,” said Lisa Donato, vice president of human resources, Just In Time Staffing. “We discussed different organizations we might like to work with, and decided on Coats for Kids because they are a small, local organization that is doing good right here in northeast Ohio, where we felt our donation could make a significant impact.”

Coats for Kids worked with the companies to identify a school where the majority of children enrolled participate in the federal free or reduced lunch program. With Just in Time Staffing and Buyers Products based in Mentor, the hope was to give back to a school in Lake County, and North Elementary School in Madison was deemed the perfect fit.



Dom and Russ release “Classic Hits” Volume 2 CD

Dom and Russ are happy to announce their 5th album “Classic Hits” Vol. 2 on CD is now complete and available at all of their appearances & at DeVitis Fine Italian Foods in Akron.


A portion of the proceeds of all CD sales benefit Coats for Kids. All CDs are only $15 and all major credit & debit cards are now accepted.

Dom and Russ also have available “Love Songs-An evening with Dom and Russ” Vol. 1, “Classic Hits” Vol. 1, “More Christmas with Dom and Russ” Vol. 2 and “Christmas with Dom and Russ” Vol. 1.


Dom and Russ have generously donated a portion of the proceeds of all of their CD sales to Coats for Kids since their very first CD, “Christmas with Dom and Russ, Volume 1,” was released two years ago.

For a list of upcoming Dom and Russ appearances, visit or their Facebook page.

Two Men and a Truck of Cleveland to transport coats for cleaning

Coats for Kids wants to give a huge shout out to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK who are helping us by transporting donated gently worn coats to area Cintas locations for laundering.

Two Men and a Truck


Their crew will pick up and deliver this week. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK of Cleveland has proudly served Northeast Ohio for 25 years, with locations in BrookPark and Wickliffe.

They began with just one truck in 1992 and have grown into one of the largest moving companies in the area. They operate more than 20 trucks daily and serve more than 7,000 moves per year.

Many thanks again to Two Men and a Truck. They TRULY are the movers WHO CARE and give back.

Dom and Russ donate $1,600 from CD sales

dom and russ 3Dom and Russ, the Modern Day Rat Pack, are as generous as they are melodious.

On May 24, during a performance at Triv’s in Strongsville, they presented a check for $1,600 to Coats for Kids.

The duo has kindly set aside a portion of the proceeds from the sales of all four of their CDs to Coats for Kids since their first CD was released two years ago.

To date, Dom and Russ have sold well more than 500 CDs (a combination of the four so far: Classic Hits Volume 1, Love Songs Volume 1, and Christmas Volumes 1 and 2 CDs).

Including last night’s check, Dom and Russ have contributed more than $2,700 to our organization.

Coats for Kids is extremely grateful for their sizable contributions which translate to nearly 200 brand new winter coats for kids in northeast Ohio.

Please be sure to visit their Facebook page, Dom and Russ, or their website,, for a list of their upcoming shows. All four of their CDs are available for sale at each of their performances for $15 each.