Coats for Kids



Have your children outgrown last year’s coats?  Would you like to give them to a good cause?  

 The 26th annual Bob Gregory’s Coats for Kids campaign kicked off on Labor Day and will run through October 15th.  WTHR Channel 13 has joined forces with Tuchman Cleaners and the Salvation Army to collect new or gently-used children’s heavy winter coats (sizes infant through teen) and distribute them to children in need.  Coat donations can be dropped off at any of the 25 Tuchman Cleaners locations in the Greater Indianapolis area until October 15th.   Tuchman Cleaners will clean all of the gently-used coats and have them transported to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, where they will sort and prepare them for distribution.   A special Coats for Kids collection will be held on Sunday, October 7th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the main gates of the Lucas Oil Stadium right before the Colts take on the Green Bay Packers.

For children who need coats…….The Coats for Kids distribution will take place on Saturday, October 20th from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Agricultural/Horticultural Building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  This event is free and open to the public.  Any child who is in need of a coat will receive one that day.  An adult must accompany all children and there is a limit of one coat per child.  Bilingual (Spanish) volunteers will also be on site to assist non-English speaking families.

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