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Winter Coat Drive

Share the Warmth

St. Vincent de Paul joins WLWT and Warm 98.5 in asking the community to donate new and gently used coats, as well as gloves, hats, and scarves. These winter items will be distributed to neighbors in need this season.

Coat Collection

Do you have a coat or winter items to donate?

Drop it off at one of the following locations:

  • Any Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store.  Click here for a list of locations – look for the blue barrels located INSIDE the stores. Have clothes or household goods to donate along with your coats? Call 513-421-CARE for a free donation pickup from your home.
  • Findlay Market

Are you without a coat to donate but still want to share the warmth? Click here to help purchase a coat for a neighbor in need:

Coat Distribution

Are you in need of a coat this winter season?

St. Vincent de Paul will host three coat distribution events this year:  

    • 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

Each coat distribution will be open for anyone in need of a coat. An ID is required for each person receiving a coat.


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 Lilly with any coat drive questions at lpinhas@svdpcincinnati.org / 513-562-8854, or

In Partnership With

Special Thanks To


Interested in sponsoring this year’s coat drive? 
Contact Lilly Pinhas for more information: lpinhas@svdpcincinnati.org  / 513-562-8854