Coats for Kids and Families is a United Way initiative that began in 1992 due to overwhelming requests from families and individuals with limited resources in need of winter jackets. Many families continue to deal with sharply rising living expenses and simply don't have the means to purchase the clothing needed to stay warm during Alberta’s harsh winters. The most vulnerable among us are children. Without adequate winter clothing, a child will have a difficult time reaching their full potential. In 2014 -5,800 coats were distributed.
The annual 2015 Coats for Kids & Families collection campaign will run from Oct 1, 2015 to Dec 15, 2015.
If you are looking for a coat please call 211 or call 482 - 4636 (INFO) outside of Edmonton to find the depot closest to you ** please note community depots will not have coats before October 16th 2015
Men’s winter coat
Woman’s winter coats
Children’s winter coats
Toques/ mitts and scarves - adult and children’s sizes
Snow pants- adult and children’s sizes
Insulated work wear - Men’s and Woman’s
Insulated work boots
Community support is crucial for a successful program. We encourage groups of co-workers, community organizations, church groups and friends to organize collection drives to collect as many new or gently used coats and outerwear items as possible. When your Coats for Kids & Families collection drive is complete, donations can be dropped off at Page the Cleaner at 15342-111 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, year-round.
Monetary donations are used to purchase coats to meet specific requests. Cheques made out to United Way of the Alberta Capital Region indicating Coats for Kids and Families in the memo line can be mailed or dropped off at United Way located at 15132 Stony Plain Road. Edmonton, AB. T5P 3Y3.
Page the Cleaner has partnered with United Way to provide a professional dry-cleaning to all gently worn donated items. Once cleaned, the coats are brought to United Way’s InKind Exchange where groups of volunteers sort and package the coats to be delivered to social agencies who distribute the items to the people who need them. For more information please contact Jenn Dermott - firstname.lastname@example.org