We collect coats of all sizes every November during our Coats For Kids campaign. Last year we collected over 20,000 coats! We clean and repair them before delivering them to the Salvation Army for distribution to local families in need. With over 400,000 coats collected over the years, we couldn’t be more proud of our generous customers and our outstanding staff. Thanks to you, Central Virginia is a warmer place to live.
We are proud to have WTVR CBS-TV6 as our television partner for Coats For Kids.
We’ve found that a short event gives the best return with minimal time and labor. A typical school or business sends an email or letter to parents or employees a few days in advance, then collects the coats one morning. For schools, Puritan Cleaners will come to your location to pick the coats up and make a big deal about the great things your students have done – often with a local media partner. The goal is to give kids a way to help that they can understand and feel good about. For businesses, we have limited pick-up availability. We love giving local businesses a shout out and can take a group photo in our lobby when you drop coats off or use a team photo from you to tell the world what you’ve done! It’s so simple!
Please click here to email our team and Schedule your Coat Drive! Please call early, as we have limited availability for pick-ups. We also can stage photo ops for your business at our stores or use a team photo from you to give your group a shout out!
Every coat makes a difference and your gently used coats are much appreciated. Please drop coats off at any Puritan Cleaners location in November. The earlier the better, as your prompt contribution will allow us to clean your coat and meet the deadline for this year’s Salvation Army Christmas Center distribution. Our greatest need is kid’s coats, but any size coat is appreciated and will be placed in the hands of someone in need.
If you would like to get more involved, contact the Salvation Army at (804) 225-7470 or click here for volunteer information. Whether it’s a coat, your time, or money, we’d like to thank you for your support.