The Coats for Kids Campaign is an annual children’s winter clothing drive, providing low-income families with warm winter coats, boots, snow pants, hats, mittens and scarves free of charge. Winter items are collected through donations, primarily in conjunction with local businesses and schools. When collections are complete a retail-type store is set up at the Legion Branch #1 where families can come and take what they need to outfit their children, at no cost, for the winter season. The free store will be taking place on October 9th, 16th, from 12PM-8PM and October 13th and 20th from 11AM-4PM.
|Burin, Green’s Road||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
(closed between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.)
|Carbonear, 30 Goff Avenue||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday|
|Clarenville, Manitoba Drive||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday|
|Corner Brook, 47 Maple Valley Road||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday|
|Gander, 6 Magee Road||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday|
|Grand Falls-Windsor, Trans-Canada Hwy||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday|
|St. John’s, 50 Duffy Place||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday|
|Stephenville, 10 Utah Drive||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday|
Red Cross St. John’s
17 Major’s Path
233 Conception Bay Hwy, Bay Roberts
Napa Auto Parts Carbonear
64 Powell Dr, Carbonear
We are accepting donations in St. John’s until the 19th of October at 391 Kenmount road.
Our other drop off locations outside the metro area will be taking Coats until the 26th of October.
The VOCM Cares Coats for Kids Campaign is carried out in partnership with the Newfoundland Power, Canadian Red Cross, MUN Student Experience Office, Vibrant Communities, Metrobus, and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #1.
Metrobus supports our campaign by providing the opportunity for a travelling depot, filling a bus with winter items and visiting areas of the St. John’s metro area, which may have families and children who cannot visit the free depot. Families can come on board the bus and take what they need free of charge.
Here is the schedule for the 2018 Metrobus travelling store:
- 11 AM- ANC School- Elizabeth Avenue
- 2:30 PM- Brother McShefferey Outreach House- Kelly/Brophy Place
- 12 PM- Stella’s Circle
- 3:30 PM- Mount Pearl Parish of Ascension
- 12 PM- Virginia Park
- 1:30 PM- Chalker Place
- 1 PM- Buckmasters
- 2:30 PM- Westheights
- 1 PM- Wigmore Court
- 2:30 PM- Jenson Camp
- 1 PM- Rabbit Town
- 2:30 PM- Parkside
For a number of years, Newfoundland Power has taken a special interest in this project and has allowed the VOCM Cares Foundation to place an insert in their October monthly residential billing advertising the Coats for Kids Campaign. They also extended their support a step further by coordinating the collection and distribution of winter items from their depots stretching from Carbonear to Corner Brook.