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: email@example.com or call 763-425-7524, Ext. 1
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.
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.
Sun 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be distributing coats to the following Minnesota charities. If you are in need, please contact them directly.
I am writing to express my appreciation for the Pilgrim staff in Apple Valley, MN. I had dropped off 2 navy sport coats for cleaning and to have buttons sewn on. The manager had called our home on June 1, 2016 to let us know they couldn&amp;rsquo;t find one of the buttons. But we hadn&amp;rsquo;t responded because my mom had pancreatic cancer and had come home to die. (My husband hadn&amp;rsquo;t passed on the message give the events of the week.) My mom died on June 2, 2016. On Saturday (6/4) I went in to pick up the sport coats because we would need them for the visitation on Monday. The young women who were working that day said they were still in Minnetonka where the tailoring was done because of the button situation. I said I needed them by Monday for my husband and son to wear to the visitation for my mom. They said they would let their manager know and he would help me on Monday. On Monday June 5, 2016 I called the store and talked to the manager, Jake Murphy. He said he had gotten the message about our need for the sport coats. He had talked to his manager and they were working to have a maintenance staff person drive the coats to Apple Valley for me. I was able to pick them up that morning and my husband and son were dressed appropriately for the visitation. I really was overwhelmed by the kindness of the staff. The young woman followed through and passed on my message, Jake made sure the coats got back to Apple Valley. It was a stressful time and your staff were wonderful. Thank you very much!!
Pilgrim Dry Cleaners is again offering the chance for a scholarship to those attending college next Fall! There will be one $1,000 scholarship and one $500 scholarship award. To Qualify: – You must be attending college in the Fall of 2…more