Coats for Kids
Help Maine's Kids Stay Warm
The Coats for Kids program helps outgrown coats find new children to keep warm. Many families across Maine struggle to afford warm coats for their kids, while other families have beautiful coats they no longer use. The Coats for Kids program bridges the gap. Along with the Salvation Army, Pratt Abbott launched the program in 1983, in order to provide gently used winter coats to low-income Maine children.
Today, Coats & Toys for Kids (as it is now known) is a holiday giving tradition. Each year, generous Mainers donate more than 40,000 coats for families in need, and Pratt Abbott is delighted to donate the cleaning of each one in preparation for their distribution. In fact, Pratt Abbott employees often volunteer extra time to help sort and clean all of the coats.
The Coats & Toys For Kids collaborative now includes the Salvation Army, WCSH 6/WLBZ 2, Hannaford, Shaw’s, Pepsi, and the Maine Oil Dealers Association.
If your school, church or civic group would like to get involved with Coats & Toys For Kids, please contact WCSH6/WLBZ 2 and they will update you on campaign information as it becomes available.
If you or a child you know needs a coat, please contact the Salvation Army at (207) 774-6304.
Watch our 2014 Coats for Kids ad: