What is Coats for Kids?

2017 marks the 36th 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.

When is the Campaign?

You may drop off a new or like-new winter coat (adult sizes are needed as well) at the following locations:

  • iHeartMedia Cleveland offices, 6200 Oak Tree Boulevard, Independence (4th Floor Lobby)

Coat collection for the 2017-2018 campaign will begin again in the fall of 2017.

How do I Volunteer?

We always appreciate volunteers to help at the Coats for Kids warehouse, but we do not require volunteer support every day.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Loretta Arnold at larnold@coatsforkidscleveland.org.

How do I Make a Donation to Coats for Kids?

To make a secure monetary donation via PayPal or you can mail a check made payable to Coats for Kids – Cleveland to:

Coats for Kids – Cleveland
P.O. BOX 74767
Cleveland, Ohio 44194

How do I Request Coats for my Organization?

If you would like to request coats for your organization, please send an email message to larnold@coatsforkidscleveland.org. For your request to be considered, please include in your email message the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your telephone number
  • The name of your organization
  • Number of children for which you would like to request coats
  • Children’s sizes and gender requested
  • Name of school the child(ren) attend

Please note that Coats for Kids distributes coats in partnership with more than 40 social service agencies, churches and other non-profit organizations throughout northeast Ohio. WE DO NOT FULFILL INDIVIDUAL COAT REQUESTS.

We 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 activities. 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.

How do I Contact Coats for Kids?

Please send your Full Name, Address and Phone Number along with your question or comment to agurin@coatsforkidscleveland.org.