Share the warmth this winter.

Today’s big launch marks the 25th year Koats for Kids has collected warm winter outerwear and shared it with children all over Winnipeg.

Last year you generously donated over 16,000 pounds of coats, mitts, toques and scarves—and all of it got put to use warming hands so kids could enjoy winter play and be warm enough to get to school.

Generous kids at Ecole Assiniboine.

Generous kids at Ecole Assiniboine gathering coats.

103.1 Virgin Radio‘s Chrissy Troy, CTV‘s Colleen Bready and 99.9 BOBFM‘s Beau and Dez visited Ecole Assiniboine to kick off the year, and Colleen revealed that she’d once attended the school herself.

“We believe we can make a difference,” Principal Hussey said to the assembled students, and she’s absolutely right. Every donation finds it way somewhere very important—to a kid who needs to keep warm.

BOBFM's Beau and Dez help launch Koats for Kids.

You can take your donations of gently used children’s winter outwear to any Perths location and any of the city’s 30 WFPS fire station until the end of February. We’re very grateful for and inspired by your support.

If you need a coat this year, you can request one here.

The journey of a donated coat.


Thanks to everyone involved; to our partners:

Koats For Kids Partners

and a special shoutout to Modular Storage for the loan of several storage containers.

Modular Storage supports Koats for Kids.

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