St. Vincent De Paul Preparing For Colder Weather
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s annual coat drive is underway. Greater Cincinnati residents are being asked to donate new and gently used winter coats at convenient drop-off locations across the Tri-State. St. Vincent de Paul and its partners hope to provide 3,000 neighbors in need with coats this winter. There is a particular need for children’s coats as well as adult coats sizes XL and larger. The drive runs through Wednesday, January 10.
Coats will be collected at over 100 locations throughout Greater Cincinnati, including:
- all local Gold Star Chili restaurants.
- all Kemba Credit Union branches.
- all Your Cleaners and Valetone Cleaners locations.
- all St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Thrift Stores
- Fire departments in the following Greater Cincinnati communities: Blue Ash, Harrison, Indian Hill, Little Miami, Madeira, Mariemont, Milford, Montgomery, Mt. Healthy, Sharonville, and Springdale.
- For a complete list of participating drop off locations, go to: SVDPcincinnati.org, WLWT.com, or Warm98.com
The first distribution of coats by St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati will occur:
Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. - Noon at Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205
St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati and St. Vincent de Paul - Northern Kentucky will hold additional distributions on Saturday, December 2 and Saturday, January 6.
“No parent wants to face the day that they cannot keep their growing children warm, but that is a reality for many families every winter in Cincinnati,” said Mike Dunn, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati. “For some families, having clean warm coats is not financially possible. We are grateful to our partners and the many local businesses that are collecting winter coats to help us meet this critical need.”
Coat drive partners include Gold Star Chili, Kemba Credit Union, participating fire stations, Lemasters Consulting, Your Cleaners, Valetone Cleaners, City Dash, Starr Printing, and 1st Call Disaster Services. WLWT and Warm 98 are media partners for the drive.
Along with donating coats or making a financial contribution, the community can get involved by volunteering their time to a drive. St. Vincent de Paul is looking for volunteers who can help sort, hang or distribute the coats. To learn more about donating coats or helping sort and distribute coats, please call 513-421-HOPE or visit SVDPcincinnati.org.
For information on how to receive a coat, call 513-421-0602 or visit SVDPcincinnati.org.
For further information on how to receive a coat for residents in Northern Kentucky, call 859-341-3219 or visit SVDPnky.org.