Since 1988, we’ve collected coats of all sizes each November for our Coats For Kids campaign, and 2020 is no different. There is still a need. While we need all warm coats – we especially need kid’s coats. Last year we collected over 20,000 coats! Our team cleans and repairs each coat before delivering them to the Salvation Army for distribution to Central Virginia’s needy families. 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. You can drop them off at any Puritan Cleaners location or with a little planning, Puritan Cleaners will come to your location to pick the coats up – often with a media partner. That’s it! It’s easy and makes a big difference in our community.
Please click here to email our team to arrange for a Coat Drive / pick-up. Please call early, as we have limited availability for pick-ups.
Every coat makes a difference and yours is much appreciated. Please drop off your coat 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. While our greatest need is kid’s coats, any size coat is appreciated and will be placed in the hands of someone in need.
To volunteer for our Coat Sorting Day, click here.
If you would like to get more involved, contact the Salvation Army at (804) 225-7470 or online for volunteer information. Whether it’s a coat, your time, or money, we’d like to thank you for your support.
Saturday Nov 14th from 10am-1pm the Flying Squirrels invite all their friends and fans to donate Coats for Kids! Instead of being at the Ballpark, Squirrels fans are invited to a drive thru coat drive at the Puritan Cleaners at 1807 Staples Mill Road! The Puritan Cleaners team will unload your coats while you enjoy waving with familiar faces like Nutzy, Flingo, the Almond Brothers and more! You’ll also see our friends from CBS6! Special giveaways while supplies last.