'Coats for Kids' returns to help keep central Indiana warm

Hoosiers donated more than 5,000 coats for local kids, who picked them up with their families on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 (WTHR photo)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Let’s help Central Indiana children stay warm this fall and winter.

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

Beginning Sept. 3, 2019 all Classic Cleaners locations will be accepting new and gently used coats for kids.

You can drop off those coats now through Oct. 11.

We’ll accept coats ranging in size from infant to teens.

The Indiana Pacers are also joining WTHR to collect Coats for Kids.

Before the Pacers hit the court for their pre-season home opener, they will be collecting coats on October 11, 2019. Cheer on the Pacers at their pre-season home opener, and bring a coat to donate to a needy child this winter!

The Salvation Army will also be collecting coats or cash donations at all gates at Lucas Oil Stadium before the Colts vs. Raiders game on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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

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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