West 49′s Coats for Kids


West 49 is having their 12th annual COAT DRIVE FOR KIDS. For the last 12 years they have been collecting coats for families in need across Canada. Coats are donated to local charitable organizations that help families in their community. From now until November 19th there will be coat collection barrels at both their Masonville and White Oaks Mall locations.

Coats collected will be donated to children in need through Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter and the Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre.

Since West 49 began their Coat Drive in 2002, they have given more than 88000 coats to children across Canada!

As a very generous THANK YOU everyone who brings in a clean, insulated, gently used winter coat to a West 49 location in Canada will receive $25 off any men’s, women’s or youth winter jacket $99 and up to be used in store.

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Koats for Kids


Every year the Boys and Girls Club of London collects and donates winter clothing to local children and youths. As the weather begins to change, the Boys and Girls Club is reaching out to Londoners and asking for help. Every year more than 5000 pieces of winter wear are handed out to kids who would otherwise be going without. After a winter like last year, it is hard to imagine going without a warm coat and mitts. This is the last week to drop off any donations you have before they are handed out. Take some time this weekend to clean out your closets and spread the warmth.

WHAT IS NEEDED: new or gently used winter coats, snow pants, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, and boots, all sizes.

WHERE TO DONATE: Coats and warm items can be dropped off at the Boys and Girls Club up until Halloween, Friday, October 31, at 184 Horton Street. Additional drop off locations can be found HERE. Donations will be accepted at alternative locations until Monday, October 27.

IF YOU NEED A COAT: If your child is in need of a winter coat, drop by the Boys and Girls Club on November 1, 9am to 4pm or November 2, 10am to 2pm. There will be one coat per child, while supplies last. ID is required for each child. There are no coats for adults.

If you have any questions, please call the Boys and Girls Club (519) 434-9114 ext. 241