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Winter Coat Drive

Share the Warmth

This season St. Vincent de Paul joined both WLWT and Warm 98.5 in asking the community to donate new and gently used coats, as well as gloves, hats, and scarves. With over 100 community partners helping out this season we were able to distribute 2,165 coats to neighbors in need among three distribution events. 1,058 vouchers have been turned in for coats at our Thrift Stores.

Neighbors will be able to continue receiving one coat voucher per person at our thrift stores until February 28.

Coat Collection

Do you have a coat or winter items to donate?

Our coat distribution hosted by external locations is coming to an end. We will still gladly accept donations of clothing, furniture, accessories, toys or any household item you think could be adopted by another family! Please continue bringing your donations to any of our thrift stores anytime of the year.

Coat Distribution

Are you in need of a coat this winter season?

St. Vincent de Paul hosted three coat distribution events in 2022:  

    • November 19, 2022 9am – noon @ Elder H.S.
    • December 3, 2022 9am – noon @ Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy
    • December 7, 2022 5pm – 8pm @ Clippard Family YMCA

Vouchers can still be provided at any thrift store location to receive one free coat per person. ID is required.

Coat Drive FAQs

How long is the coat drive?
Community partners and individuals are invited to donate coats for the drive from October 19, 2022 until January 28, 2023.

Does SVDP provide support materials for groups looking to host a drive?
Yes, SVDP provides the following upon request:

  • Collection barrels (each with a large, branded sticker on it stating it is a part of the drive)
  • Electronic flyer for promotional purposes – click here to view/print/save
  • Sample bulletin blurb for church newsletters – click here to view

Is our group able to schedule pick-ups/drop-offs of donations throughout the drive?
Yes, even if your group is hosting for a specific length of time, you may schedule a pick-up half way through/whenever the barrel fills up even if your drive is not over.

What sizes of coats are needed?
All sizes from infant to adult XXL are needed, with an emphasis on larger adult coats.

Does SVDP accept used coats?
Yes, as long as it is in decent condition.

Do I need to have a SVDP collection barrel in order to collect coats?
No, you are welcome to use whatever vessel is most convenient for you/your group to collect donations.

How do I request barrels or other materials if I want to host a coat drive? Who do I notify when I’m ready to schedule a pick-up?
Contact drives@svdpcincinnati.org with any coat drive questions 

In Partnership With

Special Thanks To


Interested in sponsoring this year’s coat drive? 
Please reach out to drives@svdpcincinnati.org for more information