Koats for Kids

Winter gear for little Winnipeggers

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

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 (working zipper) • Boots • Ski pants • 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 clean, in good condition, and that the zippers work.

Where can you donate?

65 Ellen Street
55 Watt Street
337 Des Meurons Street
150 Osborne Street
845 Sargent Ave
603 Redwood Ave
10 Allan Blye Drive
640 Kimberly Ave
864 Marion Street
1354 Border Street
1705 Portage Ave
1780 Taylor Ave
799 Lilac Street
1057 St. Mary’s Road
1083 Autumnwood Drive

1001 McGregor Street
1501 Church Ave
5000 Roblin Blvd
320 Whytewold Road
525 Banting Drive
1446 Regent Ave W
1567 Waverley Street
880 Dalhousie Drive
1665 Rothesay Street
701 Day Street
1525 Dakota Street
27 Sage Creek Blvd
524 Osborne Street
726 Furby Street
2490 Portage Ave

Access Storage
345 Higgins Ave
198 Archibald St
275 Gordon Ave
515 Munroe Ave
11 Paramount Rd
545 Hervo St
21 Lowson Crescent
3101 Pembina Hwy

AMJ Campbell
12-1333 Niakwa Road East

Perth’s
360 Main Street
743 Corydon Ave
1120 Grant Ave
580 Academy Road
1128 Henderson Hwy
12A – 2230 McPhillips St.
140-50 Lakewood Blvd
2090 Corydon Ave
1795 Henderson Hwy
1631 St.Mary’s Road
Unit C 726 St.Anne’s Road
1727 Kenaston Blvd
3900 Grant Ave
3228 Portage Ave
#40 – 2866 Pembina Hwy

Need a coat?

Parents, please connect with your school, daycare, or a United Way Winnipeg agency partner who will place the order on your behalf.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I order coats myself?

Koats for Kids only accepts orders from schools, daycares or agency partners.

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

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 that have secondhand clothing in your community, please go to 211 Manitoba, click on the Food & Clothing tile, enter your location, check the Secondhand 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’re 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 secondhand clothing, please go to 211 Manitoba, click on the Food & Clothing tile, enter your location, check the Secondhand Clothing box and press 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 email you with everything you need to know.

Want to volunteer?

We run on volunteer power!

Imagine 7000+ kg of coats, hats, mitts, scarves, skipants & 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 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 volunteer as a group, please email United Way Winnipeg.

School, daycare or agency looking to place an order?

Order Winter Gear

Parents, please don’t order coats yourself. You can connect with your school, daycare, or a United Way Winnipeg agency partner who will place the order on your behalf.

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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