Coats for Kids

On December 8, 2018, The Junior League of Austin will hold the 32nd annual Coats for Kids Distribution Day. Together with our longstanding partners —Jack Brown Cleaners, KVET, and KVUE — the Junior League of Austin will provide over 35,000 warm winter coats to Central Texas Children in need.

As families arrive on Distribution Day, bilingual volunteers greet and review documents for verification of economic need.  Each family is then escorted by a volunteer through racks of sorted coats. Each child that attends is able to select their desired size and style of coat.  This allows for each child to pick out the coat that best fits his or her taste — perhaps a perfectly pink coat for the four-year-old girl or a superhero coat for the seven-year-old boy.

The doors at each Distribution Day site remain open until every family is served. At the close of Distribution Day, any remaining coats are distributed to other local agencies to be given to children in need throughout the winter. Junior League volunteers and over 2,000 community volunteers participate in the acquisition, sorting and distributing of coats. It is because of the valued support of local groups, businesses, schools and individuals that Coats for Kids continues to thrive and help keep so many Central Texas kids warm each winter.

 

 

KEY DATES

Coat Drive Competition:  November 12 – 28, 2018

Volunteer Registration:  Coming Soon

Distribution Day:  Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

LOCATION

The Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

Coats for Kids
c/o The Junior League of Austin
5416 Parkcrest Drive, Suite 100A
Austin, TX  78731
512-888-9036