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Coats For Kids


Providing Coats To Kids In Need

Each year there are children without adequate winter protection. Pilgrim Cleaners Coats for Kids drive was founded in 1986 to ensure that local community children in need would have access to warm coats each winter.  From mid September to mid October every year we encourage you to donate your new and gently-used coats at any of the 25 Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area. 

Our 2016 Coats For Kids campaign ran from September 19th to October 14th. Our goal was to collect 10,000 coats and we almost met our goal, collecting 9,400 coats this year! Thank you to our sponsors: KARE 11, The Minnesota Sun Newspaper, Subway Restaurants, and WCCO Radio, 830AM. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for next years 2017 Coats For Kids drive, or setting up a collection at your business or school, please email: or call 763-425-7524, Ext. 1


Donate To Help The Cause

If you don't have a coat to donate, but you would still like to help kids in need, please use the donate button below to help the cause! A $25 donation will purchase 1 new coat. All donations will go to purchasing new coats for kids in need for 2017 Coats For Kids drive.


Coates for Kids LogoHow Businesses & Schools Can Help

Coats for Kids is a great initiative for schools & local businesses to participate in. To arrange for your school or business to collect coats during the fall of 2017 call Keona at: 
763-425-7524, Ext. 1 or email:



In 1986, Don Rosen, Founder and former President of Pilgrim Cleaners, created the Coats for Kids program. Since then, we have collected and cleaned more than 398,400 coats to help keep children warm. Click on the following link for an article in the SUN Newspaper about our Coats for Kids Drive.


Pilgrim Cleaners Minnesota Coats For KidsSun Newspaper: 31st Annual Coats For Kids Drive

Purchasing several hundred new coats this year was made possible through the communities generous donations! You may participate as well by clicking the donate button above, or by sending a check to: Pilgrim Cleaners 3217 85th Ave N Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 ATTN: Coats For Kids (Write Coats For Kids on memo line of check)

For additional information, call Keona at: 763-425-7524, Ext. 1 or email:


Participating Charities

We will be distributing coats to the following Minnesota charities. If you are in need, please contact them directly.


Photos From Our 2016 Coats For Kids Drive:
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It is one less thing I have to worry about and its always done so nicely by Pilgrim Cleaners.

-Kim M.

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