Since 1988, we’ve collected coats of all sizes each November for our Coats For Kids campaign. 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. 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 media partner. That’s it!
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.
Puritan Cleaners is teaming up with the Flying Squirrels for our 11th Annual Coats For Kids / Ballpark Warming Party on Saturday, November 2nd, from 11am to 2pm. Squirrels fans are invited to come by the stadium to enjoy live music, chili samples (from WTVR TV6 Folks, local Chefs, and more), and lots of activities for the kids. Donate a coat and come have fun with us! As always, the Ballpark Warming Party is always free of charge to fans of all ages. In 2018, we raised hundreds of coats in just 3 hours.