One in three Milwaukee children are living in poverty. During the cold weather months, many children arrive at school without a warm coat. The Salvation Army Coats for Kids program provides an average of 5,000 coats to children in Milwaukee. All coats are donated and collected through the efforts of FOX 6. Coats are picked up at various drop-off sites throughout the city by the donated services of Bonded Transportation Solutions. The coats are then delivered to The Salvation Army where they are sorted by community volunteers and made ready for cleaning through the donated services of ITU. Coats are distributed through Milwaukee Public Schools, other child serving agencies, and to families in early November each year.
Services and Opportunities Include:
- Coat Collection Campaign
- Coat Sorting/Cleaning/Hanging
- Coat Distribution to Agencies
- Coat Distribution to Families
- Opportunities for Volunteer Service
- Pastoral Care
Volunteers help The Salvation Army serve
people every day. To volunteer, please contact Joy Alexander at
414-302-4300 or e-mail at Joy_Alexander@usc.salvationarmy.org and she will put you in touch with a volunteer representative in your area if you live outside of Milwaukee County.
See all volunteer opportunities.