'Coats for Kids' gives out thousands of coats to central Indiana children

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Let’s help Central Indiana children stay warm this fall and winter.

Every year, for the past 30 plus years, Coats for Kids has provided thousands of free winter coats to children in need.


Coats for Kids distribution happened Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion.

Thousands stood in line for new coats. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Eyewitness News anchor Scott Swan poses with a family. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Coats for Kids gives coats to thousands of central Indiana children. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Eyewitness News anchor Scott Swan helps with a new coat. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Hats and gloves were also available for children. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Eyewitness Sports Director Dave Calabro poses with two boys and their new coats. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Eyewitness News producer Susan Batt helps a mother pick out winter clothes. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Eyewitness News anchor Anne Marie Tiernon poses with a family. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
All of the supplies were donated by the central Indiana community. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Live Doppler 13 Meteorologist Sean Ash helped this family pick up new winter gear. (WTHR / Scott Hums)
Eyewitness News reporter Rich Van Wyk looks for the perfect coat for a central Indiana family (WTHR / Scott Hums)
The WTHR team loves to participate in Coats for Kids. (WTHR / Susan Batt)

WTHR is proud to partner with Salvation Army, Classic Cleaners, McCool’s Flooring, and Chapman Heating & Air Conditioning for Coats for Kids.



We had coats ranging in size from infant to teens, plus hats and gloves.


Every year, for the past 30 plus years, Coats for Kids has provided thousands of free winter coats to children in need.


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