Help Wisconsinites keep warm this winter during the Koats for Kids drive

Winter is coming. Help keep local kids warm this winter by donating your unused winter gear during the annual Klinke Cleaners Koats for Kids drive.


Winter in Wisconsin is right around the corner. | Photo by Izzy Larini

346,531. That’s how many coats Wisconsinites have donated to those in need across Dane County and Milwaukee through the Koats for Kids drive since 1986.

All September long, Madisonians have the opportunity to grow that tally while cleaning out our cluttered closets.

Drop off your unused winter clothes — coats, scarves, hats, gloves, and snow pants — at any of the 10 Klinke Cleaners locations in the Madison area by Saturday, Oct. 7.

Don’t have any unused gear?

There are other ways to help.

Financial donations | Don’t forget to fill out this tax form if need be.

Organize a drive | Rally together your coworkers, neighbors, or friends to gather a bulk donation — must be dropped off by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5.

Shop online | Browse the Koats for Kids Amazon wish list to purchase an item to be delivered directly to the drive, no drop-off required.

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