Coats for Kids

One in four Milwaukee Children are living in poverty. During 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.

Each child's coat cost is estimated to be $30

  • $500 provides 17 coats
  • $1,000 provides 33 coats
  • $5,000 provides 167 coats

All winter coats are donated and collected in collaboration with Fox 6. Coats are picked up at various drop-off sites throughout the city by the donated services of Bonded Transportation Solutions and delivered to The Salvation Army where they are sorted by community volunteers and made ready for cleaning through the donated services of ITU.

Coats will be distributed until March 31, 2018 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Please contact The Salvation Army Distribution Center at (414) 464-2940 if you have questions or to request an appointment.


Your organization can volunteer to help sort the coats for cleaning. Please sign up online.


Steinhafels, Johnson Bank and The Salvation Army are sponsor drop off locations. Our thanks to Bonded Transportation Solutions for offering their free service to pick up coats and deliver them to The Salvation Army.

Salvation Army Locations

Divisional Headquarters
1315 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa
Lobby hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Milwaukee Citadel Worship & Community Center
4129 W. Villard Ave, Milwaukee
Center hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Milwaukee Cold Spring Worship & Community Center
2900 W. Cold Spring Rd, Milwaukee
Center hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Oak Creek Centennial Worship & Community Center
8853 S. Howell Ave. Oak Creek
Center hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Milwaukee West Worship & Community Center
1645 N. 25th Street, Milwaukee
Center hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm

The Emergency Lodge
1730 N. 7th Street, Milwaukee
Lobby hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The Salvation Army Distribution Center
5880 N. 60th Street, Milwaukee
Center hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Steinhafels Locations

1-94 & County Hwy F (Exit 295)
W231 N1013 County Hwy F, Waukesha

Menomonee Falls
N93 W16677 Falls Parkway, Menomonee Falls

8400 W. Layton Ave, Milwaukee

Milwaukee North
8401 W. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee

Oak Creek
9191 S. 13th Street, Oak Creek

Hwy 50 & I-94
7001 120th Avenue, Kenosha

Bluemound Mattress
18895 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield

Wauwatosa Mattress
2751-B North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa

Bayshore Mattress
429 W. Silver Spring Drive, Glendale

Grafton Mattress
1048 N. Port Washington Road, Grafton

Johnson Bank Locations

14000 W. North Avenue

101 W. Chestnut Street

Fort Atkinson
200 Sherman Avenue

3001 W. Rawson Avenue

2729 18th Street
8046 39th Avenue
3928 60th Street
7500 Green Bay Road
7401 144th Avenue

815 Woodlake Road

1555 W. Mequon Road

333 E. Wisconsin Avenue

1000 Fox Street

4959 Douglas Avenue
5901 Durand Avenue
1525 Howe Street
555 Main Street
4001 North Main Street
6520 Northwestern Avenue
6700 Washington Avenue

13303 Washington Avenue

N22 W23991 Ridgeview Parkway W

West Milwaukee
1310 Miller Park Way #300

Whitefish Bay
5600 North Lake Drive, Suite 101

Program Partners

Coats for Kids
Milwaukee Public Schools
itu AbsorbTech
Johnson Bank

What to Donate

  • We accept slightly used coats, both children and adult sizes

  • NEW hats, mittens and scarves can be given along with your coat donations.

Host a Collection Drive

Interested in hosting a collection drive? Click here to get started.

How to Apply

To receive assistance from this program please contact The Salvation Army's Social Services Department:

Kim Waldoch
Administrative Assistant to the Milwaukee County Social Services Director and Homeless Services Director
(414) 464-2940

Contact Us

To make a corporate gift or in kind donation:

Faithe Colas
Assistant Divisional Development Director
(414) 302-4300