REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE your COATS and WINTER WEAR!
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!
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!
Donation Box Sign (PDF) – Tape to Collection Box to decorate your box and to advertise your collection
Kids Coats Logo (PDF) – Decorate your Collection Box
kidscoats.org Logo (PDF) – Another option for decorating your box
Full Page Donation Flyer (.doc) – Download and personalize this flyer to make sure everyone knows the important details about your coat drive!
Half Page Donation Flyer (.doc) – Another option to download and personalize -- this is 2 flyers per page.
About Hamilton County Kids Coats – double-sided to hand out with Donation Flyers
3. If you would like to print off flyers advertising VOLUNTEER and APPOINTMENT SIGN-UP opportunities, click FLYERS
Donations can be dropped off at any of the following locations:
HAMILTON COUNTY CLASSIC CLEANERS will be collecting and washing coats for us this year starting in October! Check back for start and end dates.
Thank you to Carmel Clay Schools, Westfield Washington Schools, Hamilton Southeastern Schools, Sheridan Community Schools, Hamilton Heights School Corporation, and Noblesville Schools for collecting donations district-wide! Your collections are instrumental in our mission to keep Hamilton County families warm in winter! THANK YOU!
You may also take donations to any of the locations below:
Carmel United Methodist Church & Good Samaritan Network Office (donations accepted year-round)
Our Lady of Mount Carmel / Merciful HELP Center (donations accepted year-round)
Arcadia Brethren Church
St. Louis de Montfort
Green Valley Church of Christ
Radiant Christian Life Church
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
Hazel Dell Christian Church
If you have questions or can’t drop off donations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-324-8818.
Thank you so much for supporting Kids Coats!