Did you know that 4,732 children in Hamilton County live in poverty?  And that 9,252 Hamilton County children take part in the free and reduced lunch program?

You can make a positive, life-affirming difference in the lives of others by reaching out to lend a helping hand!  IT'S EASY to collect donations of  hats, gloves, mittens, boots, and coats!  We collect donations all over Hamilton County at schools, churches, libraries, and businesses. We gently ask that donors DO NOT GO TO GOODWILL to purchase donations. The families we serve shop at Goodwill and it is important that we leave that inventory intact.  If you would like to purchase a coat, garage sales or year-end sales are the best places to buy coats and winter wear!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO A LOT OF PEOPLE!  When you have outgrown last year's winter gear, wash it and RECYCLE IT!  Your donations are the key to our success! Ask all of your friends and co-workers to do the same thing - have a collection! Collect clean, gently-used coats, mittens, gloves, hats, snowpants, and boots.  We give them away in November!

HAMILTON COUNTY CLASSIC CLEANERS in Carmel, Westifield, Noblesville, Fishers, & Geist collect and wash coats for us every October! Click the link & enter your zip code to find the Classic Cleaners near you: FIND A CLASSIC CLEANERS NEAR ME

How To Get Started Collecting Donations:

1. Decide what kind of drive you will be doing. Neighborhood? Office? School? Church?

2. Communicate your collection drive.  Customize & print out these easy-to-use flyers!

3. If you would like to print off flyers advertising VOLUNTEER and APPOINTMENT SIGN-UP opportunities, click FLYERS

You may take donations to the locations below year-round:
Carmel United Methodist Church
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church / Merciful HELP Center

You may take donations to these locations during the months of September-November:
Arcadia Brethren Church
Epiphany Lutheran Church
Green Valley Church of Christ
St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church                                     
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
Good Samaritan Network Office
Hazel Dell Christian Church 
Radiant Christian Life Church 

Thank you to all Hamilton County school districts for collecting donations for us DISTRICT-WIDE! Your support is instrumental in our mission to keep Hamilton County families warm in winter:
Carmel Clay Schools
Westfield Washington Schools 
Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Sheridan Community Schools
Hamilton Heights School Corporation
Noblesville Schools 

If you have questions or can’t drop off donations, please contact or call 317-324-8818.
Thank you so much for supporting Kids Coats!