Coat Drive

Coats for Kids Logo with Sponsors

Thank you to the community for participating in our coat drive and helping us to bring warmth to children in need in the Central Texas community!

The Junior League of Austin (JLA), together with our long standing partners– Jack Brown Cleaners, KVUE and iHeartRadio– would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the individuals, families, schools, students, and businesses that participated in our 35th annual coat drive, Coats for Kids.

From Monday, November 15 – Wednesday, December 8, 2021, our partners at Jack Brown Cleaners collected new and gently used coats at each of their locations during our Community Coat Drive. Our friends in the community helped us collect and distribute 30,174 coats during the two week period, with roughly 10,000 of those coats received within a 48-hour time span!

Due to the tremendous support received by the community, Coats for Kids was able to provide a warm winter coat to more than 30,000 Central Texas children in need.

From Monday, November 15 – Thursday, December 2, 2021, Coats for Kids held its Coat Drive Competition. 44 of businesses, and 19 schools participated in this year’s Coat Drive Competition. In total, over 6,300 coats were collected by participants in the Coat Drive Competition. 

On Wednesday, December 8, Coats for Kids held a celebration at Smokey Mo’s BBQ for the Coat Drive Competition winners. Our partners at 98.1 KVET interviewed our Coat Drive Competition winners live on air! We enjoyed breakfast tacos and coffee while celebrating our winners.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Category Winner
Elementary School Champion Linda Herrington Elementary
Outstanding Effort Lake Pointe Elementary
Middle School Champion Gorzycki Middle School
High School Champion Pflugerville High School
Private School Champion St. Gabriel Catholic School
Most Creative Coat Drive St. Austin Catholic School
Community Coat Champion St. Albert the Great Knights of Columbus
Large Business Champion Texas Workforce Commission
Medium Business Champion Blackmon Mooring
Small Business Champion Realized
Non-Profit Champion All Saints Episcopal Day School
Champion JLA Provisional Class


Save the Date:

Interested in participating in next year’s coat drive? Mark your calendar for Coats for Kids 2022!

Wednesday, November 30 – Sunday, December 11

For more information, please contact The Junior League of Austin Coats for Kids office at (512) 467-8982 or via email at