Coats for Christmas 2023 is finally here! Coats for Christmas was born from the vision of Paul T. Kramer of City Uniforms and Linen in 1987. He had a goal to ensure that every person had a warm coat over the coldest times of the year. Now, Coats for Christmas provides thousands of people in the community with warm coats, hats, mittens, socks, and blankets. This is a great example of the community working together to help out those who are in need and cannot afford a winter coat.
Each year we ask many of the area schools and some businesses, organizations, and individuals to collect and donate gently used winter coats. City Uniforms and Linen then goes through the process of laundering the coats for distribution. Volunteers then distribute coats to those in need.
If you would like to help with Coats for Christmas
New and gently used coats are accepted. All used coats will be cleaned by City Uniforms & Linen. Each year, there is great demand for children size coats to fit infants through junior high aged children. Warm coats are appreciated as many children walk to school each day. Work coats for men are generally in low supply and high demand. Larger sized coats are also appreciated by all.
- November 27th – December 1st.
- City Apparel at 116 E. Main Cross Street, prior location of City Dry Cleaning.
- Various Findlay City Schools and county school locations
- Local businesses with donation boxes.
If you would like to purchase new coats, hats, mittens, or blankets for the event, then you can drop those off at the downtown YMCA Branch at 300 Lincoln Street in Findlay prior to Fri., Dec. 8th. Indicate when you drop them off that they are new.
- Saturday, December 9th: 9 am – 3 pm.
- Sunday, December 10th: 1 pm – 3 pm.
East Branch YMCA – 1400 Manor Hill Road, Findlay, OH 45840
There is no financial restriction for eligibility; therefore, anyone in need of a coat or hat and mittens is welcome.
To help volunteer before, during, or after Coats for Christmas, sign up online visit: Coats for Christmas 2023 Sign-Up Link