Coats for Kids

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.

Drop-off Locations

Newfoundland Power

Location Hours
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

 

Woodward Motors

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:

October 10th: 

  • 11 AM- ANC School- Elizabeth Avenue
  • 2:30 PM- Brother McShefferey Outreach House- Kelly/Brophy Place

October 11th:

  • 12 PM- Stella’s Circle
  • 3:30 PM- Mount Pearl Parish of Ascension

October 12th:

  • 12 PM- Virginia Park
  • 1:30 PM- Chalker Place

October 15th: 

  • 1 PM- Buckmasters
  • 2:30 PM- Westheights

October 17th:

  • 1 PM- Wigmore Court
  • 2:30 PM- Jenson Camp

October 19th:

  • 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.