Coats for

Coats for Community

The fourth annual Coats for Community donation drive runs from October 23 – November 13, 2023 

As you begin to change over closets for the winter, community members are asked to  please donate clean, new or gently used winter adult outerwear. The only requirement is that coats must be washable (no leather or heavy wool).

In 2022, over 1,300 coats, snowsuits and warm clothing items were donated to keep community members warm.

As donations are received, volunteers will sort and distribute coats to agencies throughout KFL&A

Monetary donations are also needed to help United Way purchase larger sized coats and fill in the gaps. Please give if you can – thank you for your local love and support. 

Drop off locations:


  • United Way KFL&A Office, 417 Bagot Street
    Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Calvin Park Branch Library, 88 Wright Crescent
    Mon-Thu 9: 00am to 8:00pm
    Fri-Sat 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Central Branch Library, 130 Johnson Street
    Mon-Thu 9:00am to 8:00pm
    Fri-Sat 9:00am to 5:00pm; Sun 1:00 to 5:00pm
  • Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Road
    Mon-Thu 9:00am to 8:00pm
    Fri-Sat 9:00am to 5:00pm; Sun 1:00 to 5:00pm
  • City Hall, 216 Ontario Street
    Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm


  • Sydenham Branch Library, 4412 Wheatley Street
    Mon, Wed & Fri 10:00am to 3:00pm
    Tue& Thu 2:00pm to 7:00pm; Sat 9:00am to 5:00pm

Lennox & Addington

  • Napanee Branch Library, 25 River Road
    Mon – Thu 10:00am to 8:00pm
    Fri – Sat 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Amherstview Branch Library, 322 Amherst Drive
    Mon – Thu, 10:00am to 8:00pm
    Fri – Sat  10:00am to 5:00pm

Kingston Frontenacs Games – a donation bin will be at the entrance gates for the following games:

  • Friday, October 27, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, November 4, 7:00pm
  • Friday, November 10, 7:00pm

Distributing Agencies:

Items will be sorted by volunteers and then distributed through the following agencies:

  • Martha’s Table
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Trellis
  • Addictions and Mental Health Service KFL&A
  • Community Living Kingston
  • Integrated Care Hub
  • Lionhearts
  • Ryandale
  • Kingston Youth Shelter, Yonge & Elmwood Transitional Housing
  • Home Base Housing – RISE@one4nine, Sutherland & Journey House, In From the Cold, Lily’s Place
  • Salvation Army Community & Family Services
  • Kingston Interval House, Robin’s Hope
  • Rural Frontenac Community Services
  • Outreach St. George
  • Youth Diversion
  • Family and Children’s Services
  • Maltby Centre