How you can help donate to Koats for Kids

MADISON, Wis. — News 3 Now, Klinke Cleaners, the Community Action Coalition, and Magic 98 (98.1 FM) are proud to team up for the 37th annual KOATS FOR KIDS winter coat collection.  For the past 36 years, area residents have joined together to donate more than 340,000 winter coats to KOATS FOR KIDS.WHEN:  Monday, September 12 through Saturday, October 8

WHAT:  Donate gently-used kids winter coats and accessories – including hats, gloves, scarves, snowsuits and snow pants – to area children in need.

WHERE:  Drop off your donations at any area Klinke Cleaners location. Locations and hours can be found here.

Requests for children’s sized winter coats continue to rise, so we’ve set a new goal of 5000 kids winter coats to meet the projected need in 2022.

Don’t have a kid’s winter coat to give?  Check out the KOATS FOR KIDS Amazon Wish List for great options on other ways to donate!

All donated outerwear will be cleaned FOR FREE by Klinke Cleaners and distributed by the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. This year’s KOATS FOR KIDS distribution event will be held October 27 and 28, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 1902 Wright Street, Madison.  The C.A.C. welcomes volunteers to help organize donations and assist at the distribution event. To sign up for a shift, call (608) 237-1255.

Tune in to NEWS 3 NOW THIS MORNING, NEWS 3 NOW AT SIX, and Magic 98 (98.1 FM) for daily campaign updates – then please donate to KOATS FOR KIDS!