The Junior League of Austin (JLA) will hold the 35th annual Coats for Kids Distribution December 4–11, 2021. Together with our long-standing partners—Jack Brown Cleaners, iHeart Radio, and KVUE—The Junior League of Austin aims to provide 35,000 warm winter coats to Central Texas children in need.
The Junior League of Austin, its partners, and the community at large have an impressive and beautiful history of bringing warmth to the children and families in our community. In response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, and to best serve the health and safety needs of our recipients and volunteers, Coats for Kids will continue to have a modified format in December 2021.
Coat Drive Competition: November 15–December 2, 2021
I want to win!
Volunteer Registration: October 8–December 10, 2021
Distribution Week: December 4–11, 2021
The Junior League of Austin Community Impact Center
Every $20 buys a new coat!
Our modified format will rely more heavily on partnerships with schools and local service organizations to effectively and safely provide a coat to any child who needs one during Distribution Week 2021.
To request a warm winter coat for a child, please complete the individual coat request form.
We consider Coats for Kids to be an undertaking by the whole community. As always, we rely greatly on donations — both monetary and physical — as well as the support of our community volunteers and partners. A donation of any amount is helpful and is greatly appreciated. $20 buys a new coat for a child who would otherwise go without.
Each year, more than 450 JLA volunteers and 2,000 community volunteers participate in the acquisition, sorting, and distribution of coats. It is due to the valued support of local groups, businesses, schools, and individuals that Coats for Kids continues to thrive and serve the children and families of Central Texas each winter.
Coat collection begins in November and runs through the first week of December. If you would like to donate a new or gently used coat, please drop it off at any Jack Brown Cleaners location beginning November 15, 2021.
Every $20 buys a new coat.
Coats for Kids
c/o The Junior League of Austin
5330 Bluffstone Lane
Austin, TX 78759