Koats for Kids

Schools, daycares, & agencies:
Request your winter gear here:

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To ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, we encourage those feeling ill to stay home.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 204-586-5628 (KOAT) or email us.

Winter gear for little Winnipeggers

Every year, from September to January, Winnipeggers donate over 6,000 coats, and Koats for Kids shares this winter gear with Winnipeg families.

Program runs September 28, 2022 to January 26, 2023

For some children, having a warm coat means attending school on a cold day instead of staying home.

Have winter outerwear to share?

Donate your new and gently used kid’s winter gear now. Winnipeg kids need your help!
Coats (with working zipper) • Boots • Ski pants • Toques • Mitts • Scarves

Have adult winter gear to donate? No problem! While our focus is on distributing winter outerwear to children, we also distribute winter coats and accessories to adults, whenever possible.

Please make sure coats are cleanin good condition, and that the zippers work.

Where can you donate?

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

    • Station 12 – 1780 Taylor Avenue
    • Station 16 – 1001 McGregor Street
    • Station 20 – 525 Banting Drive
    • Station 21 – 1446 Regent Avenue West
    • Station 22 – 1567 Waverley Street
    • Station 26 – 1525 Dakota Street

Access Storage

    • 345 Higgins Avenue
    • 198 Archibald Street
    • 275 Gordon Avenue
    • 11 Paramount Road
    • 545 Hervo Street
    • 21 Lowson Crescent
    • 3101 Pembina Highway

AMJ Campbell

    • 36 Ryan Wirth Way, East Saint Paul

Perth’s

    • #40 – 2866 Pembina Highway
    • #3230 – 1120 Grant Avenue
    • #1 – 1727 Kenaston Boulevard
    • 12A – 2230 McPhillips Street
    • C – 726 St. Anne’s Road
    • 140 – 50 Lakewood Boulevard
    • 1795 Henderson Highway
    • Unit 1 – 1631 St. Mary’s Road
    • 2090 Corydon Avenue
    • 3228 Portage Avenue

Toys R Us

    • 1445 St. Matthew’s Avenue
    • 1560 Regent Avenue West
    • 1910 Pembina Highway

Need a coat?

Koats for Kids is not equipped to accept orders directly from individuals, parents, or caregivers. Instead, please ask your child’s school, daycare, or a social service agency in Winnipeg to request winter outerwear on your behalf. If you need assistance, a United Way Winnipeg agency partner may be able to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I order coats myself?

Koats for Kids only accepts orders from Winnipeg schools, daycares or nonprofit and social service organizations.

Can I come to Koats for Kids to select winter gear for my family?

Sorry, Koats for Kids is not open to the public.

Does Koats for Kids distribute winter outerwear to communities outside of Winnipeg?

Koats for Kids is a program of United Way Winnipeg. We are a local United Way, supporting the Winnipeg community. Unfortunately, we do not have the inventory or resources to distribute winter gear outside of Winnipeg.

For a list of organizations with second-hand clothing available in your community, please go to 211 Manitoba, click on the Food & Clothing tile, enter your location, check the Second-hand Clothing box and press Search.

Once an order is placed, how long will it take to receive winter gear?

Koats for Kids relies on donations from the community, and orders are fulfilled by volunteers—so we are unable to provide a standard timeframe for fulfilling orders. If you have questions about an order that you have placed, please contact Koats for Kids.

Other than Koats for Kids, where can I get winter coats for my family?

For a list of organizations that have second-hand clothing, please go to 211 Manitoba, click on the Food & Clothing tile, enter your location, check the Second-hand Clothing box and click on Search.

Want to collect coats for kids?

Host your own collection drive!

Running a collection drive to gather up gently used winter gear is a great way to celebrate a birthday, engage your customers, or show your students’ community spirit.

Register your coat drive and we’ll send you an email with tips on organizing a successful drive and a poster to help promote it!

Want to volunteer?

We run on volunteer power!

Imagine 7000+ kg of coats, hats, mitts, scarves, ski pants & boots. That’s a lot of sorting, organizing & packaging!

You can join us for a few hours so we can get our packages to kids quickly. Bring your family, a small group of friends or co-workers—or come on your own—and share in Winnipeg’s legendary community spirit. Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Just call 204-586-5628 or email us to set up a volunteer shift at the Koats for Kids Volunteer Centre at 231 King Street.

To schedule a volunteer shift for your group, please email United Way Winnipeg.

School, daycare or agency looking to place an order?

Koats for Kids relies on schools, daycares, and agencies like yours to order on behalf of families in need of warm winter outerwear. Thank you for partnering with us to help get warm winter gear into hands of Winnipeggers’ who need them most. We appreciate your support!

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Koats for Kids Partners

We couldn’t do it without our partners! These community-minded supporters help clean, transfer, store, and raise awareness. Thank you.

Questions?

Call 204-586-5628 or email us.

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