Donate a Coat

A coat does so much more than simply keep a child warm.

Koats for Kids has been a Winnipeg institution since 1989. Every year, from October to February, the program distributes winter outerwear to families – for some children, having a warm coat means attending school on a cold day, instead of staying home. It’s part of United Way’s commitment to helping children and youth be all they can be.

Thank you to our partners:


How do I donate winterwear?

Donations can be dropped off at any Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Station or Perth’s location. If you have a large donation, call 204-586-5628 or email

Our focus is children’s winter outerwear. There are many organizations that would be glad to accept your other clothing donations.

We appreciate all sizes (infants, children, youth) of winter outerwear:

  • gently used winter jackets (clean with working zippers)
  • snow pants and boots
  • hats, scarves and mittens