27th Annual Koats For Kids



The Salvation Army’s 27th Annual “Koats for Kids” collection is in process and will continue through Friday, October 21. The purpose of the drive is to collect and distribute new and gently used winter coats to needy children living in Winnebago County. More than 33 collection barrels and red huts are located throughout the community to receive donations.
“Not everyone has a warm winter coat to help protect them from the cold of winter winds,” says Major Mark Martsolf, Salvation Army Winnebago County Coordinator. “Your donation of a winter coat will help ensure that one more child will be warm this season. Can you help provide a coat this year?”
The Salvation Army seeks a community-wide effort from both the private and business sectors to keep all our children warm this winter.
Coats must be in good wearable condition—clean, with no buttons or zippers missing or broken and no stains or tears. The coats will be distributed at no charge, directly to anyone who needs them. Photo ID for head of household and proof of address for everyone living in the home is required. There is no pre-registration for this event. Distribution will be held Thursday, October 27 from 9 a.m., to 6 p.m., at The Salvation Army’s Social Service Center, 416 S. Madison Street in Rockford.
Volunteers are needed for sorting and hanging coats on October 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed for distribution of the coats on October 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. These activities will be held at The Salvation Army’s Social Service Center, 416 S. Madison Street, Rockford. Volunteers can sign up for two-hour shifts by calling the Volunteer Office at 815-972-1134.

Koats for Kids Collection Sites

Beef A Roo                                                                 6380 E. Riverside Blvd.         Loves Park

Beef A Roo                                                                 6116 N 2nd St.                         Loves Park

Beef A Roo                                                                 4601 Adamson Ln.                 Machesney Pk

Beef a Roo                                                                  2538 Auburn St.                     Rockford

Beef A Roo                                                                 6593 Lexus Dr.                       Rockford

Beef A Roo                                                                 3401 S. Alpine Rd.                 Rockford

Beef A Roo                                                                 5109 Rockrose Ct.                  Roscoe

Belvidere North High School                                     9393 Beloit Rd.                   .  Belvidere

Bickford Senior Living                                               960 N. Mulford Rd.             .  Rockford

Boylan                                                                         4000 St. Francis Dr.                Rockford

Central Christian Church                                            6595 Guilford Rd.                  Rockford

Christian Life School                                                  5950 Spring Creek Rd.           Rockford

K-Mart                                                                        1321 Sandy Hollow Rd.      .  Rockford

Lowe’s Distribution Center                                        2801 S. Springfield Rd.          Rockford

Nicholson Hardware                                                   1131 2nd Ave.                          Rockford

Rockford Christian Elementary                                  220 Hemlock Ln.                    Rockford

Schnucks                                                                     4860 Hononegah Rd.           .  Roscoe

Schnucks                                                                     1810 Harlem Rd.                    Loves Park

Schnucks                                                                     3134 11th St.                          Rockford

Schnucks                                                                     2601 N. Mulford Rd.              Rockford

Schnucks                                                                     6410 E. State St.                     Rockford

Schnucks                                                                     2642 Charles St.                      Rockford

Schnucks                                                                     3150 N. Rockton Ave.            Rockford

Second Congregational/First Presbyterian Church     318 N. Church St.                   Rockford

Slumberland                                                                6010 Argus Dr.                       Rockford

Steiner Electric                                                            6900 Rock Valley Pkwy.        Loves Park

Stockholm Inn                                                            2420 Charles St.                      Rockford

Valli Produce                                                              6550 N. Alpine Rd.                Loves Park

Wesley Willows                                                          4141 N. Rockton Ave.            Rockford

Woodman’s Foods                                                      3155 McFarland Rd.               Rockford

YMCA                                                                        200 Y Boulevard                    Rockford

YMCA                                                                        8451 Orth Rd.                         Loves Park

Rockford Realty Assoc.                                             6776 E. State St.                     Rockford


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