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Coats For Kids

3,588 coats were distributed to Milwaukee area children and adults in 2021.

About

The Salvation Army's Coats for Kids program provides coats and winter accessories to children in Milwaukee. All winter coats are donated and collected in collaboration with FOX6 News.

Coats are picked up at various drop-off sites throughout the city by the donated services of Bonded Transportation Solutions. Then they are delivered to The Salvation Army where they are sorted by community volunteers and made ready for cleaning through the donated services of ITU.

Fox 6 Collection

The Fox 6 Coats for Kids Drive will run from November 1, 2022 through December 4, 2022.

Drop-Off Locations

Steinhafels

  • Grafton - 1048 Port Washington Road, Grafton, WI 53024
  • Greenfield - 8880 West Sura Lane, Greenfield, WI 53228
  • Kenosha - 7001 118th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53142 
  • Menomonee Falls - N93 W116677 Falls Parkway, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
  • Oak Creek - 9191 S. 13th Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154
  • Waukesha - W231 N1013 County Highway F, Waukesha 53188

Feldco Windows, Siding, & Doors

  • 401 W. Boden Street, Milwaukee, WI
    • Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Salvation Army Locations

  • Divisional Headquarters: 11315 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI
    • (414) 302-4300
    • Lobby Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Milwaukee Citadel Worship & Community Center - 4129 W. Villard Ave, Milwaukee, WI
    • (414) 463-3300
    • Center Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Milwaukee Cold Spring Worship and Community Center - 2900 W. Cold Spring Road, Milwaukee, WI
    • (414) 213-3444
    • Center Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Oak Creek Centennial Worship & Community Center - 8853 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek, WI
    • (414) 762-3993
    • Center Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Milwaukee West Worship and Community Center - 1645 N. 25th Street, Milwaukee, WI
    • (414) 342-9191
    • Center Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • The Emergency Lodge - 1730 N. 7th Street, Milwaukee, WI
    • (414) 265-6360
    • Lobby Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • The Salvation Army Distribution Center - 5880 N. 60th Street, Milwaukee, WI
    • (414) 464-2940
    • Center Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Steinhafels Drive-Thru Coat Drive will take place on December 7, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Steinhafels Waukesha location.

For the Information Packet on how to host your own coat drive, click here.

Click here to make a monetary donation.

Registration:

This event will take place by appointment only. We will begin taking coat appointments starting on Monday, October 3rd, 2022.

Appointments will be scheduled for two appointment slots every 15 minutes to abide by social distancing.

Gloves are provided and required when looking through the coats. Masks are optional.

To make an appointment, please call (414) 464-2940. If no one answers your call, please press 0 to access the general mailbox and leave your name, number, and a brief message. A staff member will return your call as soon as possible.

Distribution

Coats will be distributed by appointment only. Those with an appointment can schedule to pick up their coats:

  • Monday, October 3, 2022 through Friday, October 26th.
    • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 3, 2022 through Friday, November 18, 2022
    • Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
  • There will be a Distribution Day on Saturday, November 5th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

To make an appointment, please call (414) 464-2940. Please note that the above guidelines will be in effect.

At this time, the Distribution Center is not distributing coats until January. Please contact your local corps for information on receiving a coat.

What to donate

We accept monetary donations or in-kind donations following items:

  • New or gently used coats, both children and adult sizes
  • New hats, mittens and scarves can be given along with your coat donations

Volunteer Opportunities:
Your organization can volunteer to help sort the coats for cleaning. Please sign up online.

Questions?

To receive assistance/request an appointment from this program:

Call (414) 464-2940
 

To make a corporate gift or in-kind donation:

Sheree Dallas Branch
Assistant Divisional Development Director
(414) 302-4300
sheree.dallas@usc.salvationarmy.org

Interested in hosting a collection drive?

Click here to get started.

Program partners:

Coats for Kids Milwaukee Public Schools itu AbsorbTech
Steinhafels