JOIN US TO COLLECT WARM WINTER COATS! Everyone deserves to be able to stay warm in the winter. Our coat drive aims to help make that happen!
YOU CAN HELP DONATE & COLLECT Please join us to collect and/or donate a warm, clean, new or like new, ready to wear coat or donate many coats by holding your own drive with friends & family.
YOU CAN VOLUNTEER We give the coats to individuals and organizations. We count, sort and deliver. Sign up to help us. YOU CAN RECEIVE A COAT If you need a coat or know someone who does, please let us know.
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 freshly washed and ready to wear! Please, no light jackets, fleeces or clothing.
Please be sure that your coat is washed, clean, zippered and/or buttoned when you donate.
Frequently Asked Questions
The coat I'd like to donate has a stain that won't come out , a broken zipper or missing buttons, but it is warm. Can I donate it? No but thank you. All donated coats to our drive must be new or like new. 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 directly to people in need in each community. Anyone who needs a coat. There is no charge and there are no questions asked. We have a list of organizations in addition to individuals.
How can I, or someone I know, receive a coat? Please email us your request. BackyardHumanitarian@gmail.com
Will you tell anyone I received a coat? All donations to individual are confidential. We do not ask any information from you and we do not keep track of recipients. If you'd like to share any note of thanks, we do not/will not use any names without written permission.
Coat Drive History
Our 1st coat drive was held in Stamford, CT in 2010.
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