Winter Coat Drive
Minnesota winters require a good winter coat; that's why Legacy Family Center hosts an annual winter coat drive collecting new and gently used winter gear, making winter more bearable. Add to it refugees and immigrants that aren't used to this kind of weather with stretches of days where the temperatures dip well below zero; Legacy understands how critical it is to stay warm outdoors.
Share the Warmth
Every season, Legacy Family Center and the St. Gerard Council 13001 of the Knights of Columbus appeals to the community for a winter coat drive collecting new and gently used winter gear free of stains and tears. Specifically we look for all sizes of children and youth clothing such as coats, hats, gloves, scarves, snow pants/bibs, and boots.
Are you in need of a coat this winter season?
Watch this section for distribution location details.
In 2023, we will host a winter clothing distribution at the following location:
Coat Drive FAQ
1 / How long is the coat drive?
Community partners and individuals are invited to donate coats for the drive from August until October.
2/ Where is the drop-off center?
Currently, we need a drop-off location. Please let us know if you can fill this role and become a drop-off center! Otherwise, let's schedule a pickup for your donation.
3/ What size of winter apparel is needed?
All sizes, from infant through youth, are needed.
4 / Will you accept used coats?
Yes, as long as it is in good condition, with no stains or tears.