Our Coat Drive for 2016 is now over! Thank you to ALL who participated.
Together we collected & gave 900 WARM Coats!
WARM WINTER COAT DRIVE 2016 You can still donate warm coats at Davenport Ridge School - 1300 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT. We are in need of more warm coats for kids and veterans (large men's coats) please. until 12/20!
Davenport's 4th & 5th graders are SOARing into the community with this important Backyard Humanitarian work of being cool & keeping others warm! Please ring the bell to drop your coat in the school lobby coat collection box near the front office.
Please click the drop down menu above to see the details for each city/town. There are public drop off locations in Darien, New Canaan, Old Greenwich and Stamford. 2016 Coat Drive HQ - Noah's Ark Nursery School
Coat Request - Please contact us if you have a coat request.
WHO WILL RECEIVE THE COATS?
IN STAMFORD, CT Individuals & Families - all requests fulfilled. Women of Liberation House - order fulfilled. Individual Connecticut Veterans and Connecticut VA Healthcare Center - orders fulfilled Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County - orders fulfilled Women's Mentoring Network - order fulfilled (10 more kids coats) New a Church of God by Faith - orders fulfilled
Still Needed: Boys & Girls Club of Stamford Men's Shelter for the Homeless
You can help by spreading the word, forming a team for collecting & donating or volunteering to help pick up, sort and give.
WARM Heavy, Clean, New or Like New Winter Coats to go directly to people in our community ages infant to adult.
Because we are giving the coats immediately to people in need we ask that all coats be clean and ready to wear! Please, no light jackets, fleeces or clothing for this drive please. Please be sure that your coat is zippered and/or buttoned when you donate. Just WARM, VERY WARM WINTER COATS!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
My Coat has a; (stain, that won't come out , broken zipper, missing buttons) but it is warm. Can I donate it? Unfortunately we cannot accept or give coats to people with stains, broken zippers or missing buttons. We aim to keep our coat drive standards very high with love & respect for those we give to. Think of your coat donation as a gift you would give to someone you love or would love to receive from someone. Where do the coats go? The coats will go to people in need in each community. See the list above. Please see the specific town for specific locations. Some communities will be collecting for a town close by to them. Example - New Canaan is collecting for Stamford.
How can I receive a coat? Please email us your request - EMAIL HERE OR BackyardHumanitarian@gmail.com