We collect coats of all sizes every November during our Coats For Kids campaign. We average over 15,000 coats collected every year. We wash and repair them and then deliver 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’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 come to your location to pick the coats up and film your team, many times with a WRIC TV8 News crew. 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.
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.
Click on any document below to download an 8.5″ x 11″ sized pdf file. 1. Location Flyer, 2. Mini Poster, 3. Letter to Parents/Employees, 4. Coloring Page
Puritan Cleaners teamed up with the Flying Squirrels for our 8th Annual Coats For Kids / Ballpark Warming Party on Saturday, October 29th, from 11am to 2pm. Squirrels fans were invited to come by the stadium to enjoy live music, free chili tastings, games and crafts for the the kids. Fans are asked to donate a coat when they come in and, in return, they receive a raffle ticket and a chance to win Squirrels baseball memorabilia and other great prizes. The Ballpark Warming Party is always free of charge to fans of all ages. Last year we raised hundreds coats in just 3 hours.