Coats for Kids

Our History

The mission of Coats for Kids is simple, “Anyone who needs a coat will have one.” Each fall, Anton’s collects, cleans, and distributes over 60,000 coats for children and adults. There are more than 250 schools as well as over 300 companies, clubs, organizations and thousands of individuals who donate good quality coats. Nearly 90 social service agencies make sure the coats get to those in need, free of charge. Since the program’s conception in 1995, we have collected and distributed nearly 800,000 coats.


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Through Coats for Kids, we were able to give families warm coats so that they could devote their resources to other needs, such as heating their homes and buying food. I believe that in so many ways, Anton’s Cleaners is an unsung hero to so many people.
- Joseph Diamond, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association for Community Action