Coats for Kids

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The mission for Coats for Kids is simple; “Anyone in need of a coat will have one.”

 Each fall, Anton’s Cleaners collects, cleans and distributes approximately 50,000 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 that the coats get to those in need, free of charge. Since the program’s inception in 1995, Anton’s have collected and distributed over one million coats.

Once collected and cleaned, coats are distributed free of charge through the Coats for Kids Distribution Partners network made up of local nonprofits, schools and social service agencies in New England.

 

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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