Gear Up for Winter!

Help us reach our goal of collecting 50,000 winter coats for local children in need by donating like-new coats at our Chicago Giving Factory, one of 30+ citywide drop-off locations, or by purchasing essential winter items directly from our Amazon Wishlist below!

NBC Bundle Up Chicago Coat Drive

We are proud to team up with NBC and the Room Place for a Chicagoland Coat Drive! Click here to find a pop up drop off location near you! Locations will serve as drop off locations from 11/18/22 – 1/16/23 (MLK Day)

Goldfish Swim School GUFW Drive

We are proud to partner with Goldfish Swim School this winter for a coat drive! Click here to find the list of participating Goldfish Swim Schools. Locations will be receiving donations from 11/18/22 – 1/16/23 (MLK Day)

Glencoe Coat Drive

We are proud to partner with Glencoe PTO and Glencoe Junior High Project for their annual coat drive! They are hosting a pod at Glencoe Central from 11/14 – 12/03 to collect coats and warm clothes. Those who donate a coat can stop by Glencoe Youth services for a free cookie!

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children live in households struggling to pay rent, buy food, or pay for other expenses right now


children are already facing clothing insecurity in the U.S. today

We know that not having appropriate clothing, and we call that clothing insecurity, is one of the top 10 reasons a child misses school or misses appointments. The consequences of clothing insecurity cannot be overstated

Lynn Margherio

the Founder and CEO of Cradles to Crayons