38 Years Providing Coats To Kids In Need

Each year there are children without adequate winter protection. Pilgrim Dry Cleaners Coats for Kids drive was founded in 1986 to ensure that children in need would have access to warm coats each winter. Since the beginning of our drive, we have collected a total of over 463,500 coats to help Minnesota families in need. From mid-September to mid-October every year we encourage you to donate your new and gently-used children's and adults' coats at any of the 28 Pilgrim Dry Cleaners locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Pilgrim Dry Cleaners cleans the gently-used coats and distributes them to local charities & schools.

Donate Coats At Pilgrim Dry Cleaners Mid-September Through Mid-October

This year our 38th annual drive will be September 18th - October 21st. Our goal is to collect 10,000 coats. Last year we surpassed our goal, collecting & cleaning over 10,500 coats! Our 2023 sponsors are: Kare 11, Davanni's Pizza, Alerus Mortgage, KDWB & Cities 97 Radio. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor of our Coats For Kids drive for 2023, please email laura@pilgrimdrycleaners.com or call 763-703-4865.

How To Participate In Our Coat Collection

For Minnesota businesses, schools, churches, or organizations interested in collecting coats for the 2023 drive please email laura@pilgrimdrycleaners.com

Local Minnesota Charities That Distribute The Coats

The following Minnesota charities & schools distributed the coats from our 2022 drive, please reach out to the charities directly if you're in need of a coat: Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP), Ronald McDonald House Charities, WeCAN - Western Communities Action Network, STEP--St. Louis Park Emergency Program, Sharing and Caring Hands, Saint Paul Public Schools SPPS, Avenues for Homeless Youth, The Camden Promise, People Serving People, Park Avenue Youth & Family Services, Positive Image, Minneapolis Public Schools, Closet of Hope Bloomington Covenant Church, Anoka-Hennepin Schools

Monetary Donations Are Also Accepted

If you don't have a coat to donate, but you would still like to help kids in need stay warm this winter, please mail checks to: The Rose Foundation C/O Pilgrim Dry Cleaners 3217 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55443. A $25 donation will purchase 1 new coat for a kid in need. 100% of donations made will go towards purchasing new coats for kids in need for our Coats For Kids drive.

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