A new coat, a new smile!
Each year, with the help of our donors, Coat-A-Kid provides coats to thousands of St. Louis area kids in need. Your gifts of financial assistance help us provide these brand new coats, hats, and gloves — to as many kids in need as we possibly can. Many kids have never had a new coat until Coat-A-Kid shows up and fits one on him!
Our volunteers personally fit the kids with the coats that you help us supply. We then remove the tags and write the child’s name in the coat. The smile that we receive in return is worth far more than the value of the coat!
As of 2010 we only coat kids with new coats. Some folks say “any coat is better than nothing‚” and in some cases that may be true. We have learned — put a “gently used” coat on one kid and a new coat on another, the kid with the “gently used” coat immediately feels that he or she is not good enough for a brand new coat. We know that the kids receiving coats from Coat-A-Kid have just as much pride in their appearance as any kid does.
Not For Profit
In July 2007 we aquired the 501(c)3 status. All donations are tax deductible. Donors will receive a tax letter for all donations of cash or goods valued at $100 or more. We do not have any paid employees. We rely on a wonderful group of volunteers, but always welcome others. All of the money we collect goes to purchase new coats, hats, and gloves for the children, and postage.
Will you help?