Coats for kids

October 16th—November 18th

Coats for Kids is an annual program with the LIFE Food Pantry, founded by Allison Spitzley as a Girl Scout Gold Project, to provide new winter gear (coats, hats, mittens/gloves, scarves, warm socks, and boots) to the children of low-income clients while promoting educational awareness of poverty in Loveland, OH.

Make room in your coat closet while helping children stay warm! This year the LIFE Pantry is asking for donations of new or gently used coats your kids may have grown out of. (Every coat collected will be distributed to a child in need in the 45140 zip code). To preserve the dignity of our youngest clients we kindly request that gently used coats come to us freshly laundered and without tears, broken zippers, or missing buttons. With your help, we can ensure that every child has a warm coat this winter! Please contact Emily at to arrange to drop off coats in all sizes (for babies through high school students) We will be collecting Saturday, October 21st through Saturday, November 18th. Distribution will begin November 21st. Thank you for helping keep our kids warm as the temperatures drop!

Today, approximately 10.5% of Loveland’s population is under the poverty line. Studies show nearly 60% of Americans will directly experience poverty at some point during their adulthood. That means that these families are having to make tough choices on which necessities are needed the most – rent, utilities, food, clothing. All kids should have a carefree childhood and not have to worry about how to stay warm during the winter. Giving a child brand new winter gear instills confidence and improves their overall wellness to help them thrive and achieve their goals.

How to be part of the program:
If you are interested in leading a collection in your neighborhood, please reach out via email:

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