What Are Some Ways to Get Free Coats for Low-Income Individuals?


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Low-income adults and children can often receive free winter coats from various local charity and nonprofit organizations. Operation Warmth is a nonprofit organization that distributes donated coats to needy children around the country. The Salvation Army accepts donated coats for children through its Coats for Kids program. Burlington is a national clothing retailer that collects donated gently worn coats at its store locations and donates them through its partnership with Good Morning America and nonprofits.

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Community organizations that serve vulnerable populations such as the homeless, children and victims of domestic violence sometimes offer donated free coats. Individuals interested in receiving a free coat can contact their local charities for more information. Charitable organizations such as Operation Warmth focuses its coat donations on children, and it prefers to give low-income children a brand new coat. The charity solicits monetary donations, and purchases new coats.

Children receiving Operation Warmth coats are able to choose a coat in a style and color of their liking. Coat features include fleece linings, 100 percent polyester fill material and detachable hoods. Some Salvation Army locations sponsor a Coats for Kids drive, and donors can give money for new coats, or drop off a used coat at one of its locations. Additionally, the Salvation Army provides donated winter hats and mittens to children.

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