Coat Drives for Connecticut help others in need at the start of the colder weather, winter season. Donate used or new winter clothing – help others keep warm through Kidtivity.com!
Best Cleaners continues hosts its annual Coats for Connecticut for the 9th year. – find drop off spots – starting November 9. This year there is an EXTRA NEED FOR COATS TO AID PUERTO RICO HURRICANE VICTIMS. Best Cleaners has already delivered a few hundred winter coats to the Salvation Army to help an influx of people from Puerto Rico seeking a safe haven from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Salvation Army centers are experiencing a higher than usual demand for winter coats, jackets, and apparel, especially in children’s sizes, and anticipate that the need will continue to grow as the temperature continues to drop. Now is the time to clean out your closets and put those outgrown and no longer worn coats and jackets to good use by donating them at any of Best’s 12 locations. Each week though early January, Best will clean and deliver all donated coats to the Salvation Army for distribution to individuals and families in need throughout Connecticut.On Wednesday, 11/29 visit the STUFF-A-VAN at WFSB-TV 3 on 333 Capital Boulevard in Rocky Hill! The entire crew at WFSB-TV 3 will be collecting coat donations outside the station from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., weather permitting. Swing by with your gently-used coats and jackets on your way to work or school and help us fill a Best van (or two) with winter warmth for those in need. Children’s coats are especially needed!
in conjunction with The Salvation Army of Connecticut and The Connection, Inc. It’s easy to make a big difference in someone’s life. Drop off gently used winter coats and clothing at any Best location or with your home delivery driver now through January 7.
- Button Up Connecticut is a large and longstanding coat drive. Local CT residents, local organizations, large companies collect new and gently used coats and distribute to the those in need. Dan Siracusa of Siracusa Moving and Storage started Button Up Connecticut in 1992. In the last 20 years, over 150,000 coats have been distributed to CT men, women, and children. Individuals and organizations like shelters, churches, food pantries can make requests for coats. Siracusa’s Moving offers their warehouse at 250 Commerce Circle, New Britain, CT 06051. Coats will be distributed from the warehouse in New Britain by appointment only. To set up an appointment, please email Kara at email@example.com or call the Button Up Connecticut Hotline at 860-259-0239. For large companies or schools with collections greater than 100 coats they can arrange a pickup.
- Many United Way agencies also accept donations – their website provides a big list of organizations around CT from which to to choose.
For winter clothing needs in CT the Network of Care’s website features locations that will welcome your donations!