Coats for Kids

For over 30 years, the VOCM Cares Coats for Kids Campaign has helped keep thousands of families warm during the Winter season. Help us continue to be there for those in our community by donating gently used or new winter wear from October 16 – October 30.

IMPORTANT: Please note the donation restrictions for specific locations. In all cases, we ask that donated items are gently used or new. Please no broken zippers, soiled, or torn items. This is important for the safety and strength of the program.

If you would like to hold an employee Coats for Kids drive at your office, please email carescoatsforkids@gmail.com to confirm your participation. All locations will need to have a dedicated, separate space to collect and hold items until they are ready for pick-up.

Please ensure you are following important recommended measures when donating items, including wearing a mask, social distancing, and sanitizing and/or washing hands before and after handling items. All items for donation will be set aside in all locations, as per COVID-19 guidance.

Drop-Off Locations

St. John’s Metro: Accepting COATS and SNOW PANTS ONLY. Mittens and hats can be donated if handmade or previously unworn. No boots please.

Drop-off: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1 – 57 Blackmarsh Rd. Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm


Gander:  All winter items accepted. 

Drop-off: Salvation Army – 157 Airport Blvd. Monday-Sunday from 8:30am-12noon or 1:00-4:00pm


Marystown/Burin Peninsula: All winter items accepted. 

Drop-off: Sacred Heart Family Aid Centre. Ville Marie Dr. Monday to Friday from 9:00am-4:30pm or Saturday from 10:00am-3:00pm

Outside donation bins available on-site. 


Stephenville: COATS ONLY. Please call before delivering donations at (709)643-2744

Drop-off: Zion Pentecostal Church – 51 Carolina Ave.