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How and Where to Donate to Annual NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Coat Drive This Holiday Season

Donate a new or gently used coat to the Salvation Army as part of the annual event

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    How and Where to Donate to Annual NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Coat Drive This Holiday Season
    Give the gift of warmth this holiday season by donating to the NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago Making A Difference Coat Drive.

    Give the gift of warmth this holiday season by donating to the NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago Making A Difference Coat Drive.

    Donate a new or gently used coat to the Salvation Army as part of the annual event. Special thanks to our Coat Drive partners, The Salvation Army and SocialWorks Warmest Winter.

    See below for a full list of collection locations and dates. Frequenty Asked Questions -- like how the coats are distributed -- are at the bottom of the page.

    Collection Location and Dates 

    Ace Hotel
    311 N. Morgan, Chicago 60607
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    ASI – Home Care Agency of Choice
    2619 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago 60647
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Butler College Prep
    821 E. 103rd Street, Chicago 60628 (Entrance on 104th and Maryland)
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Cicero Township
    5814 W. Cermack Rd., Cicero 60804
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Fiesta Market
    1902 S. Elmhurst Rd., Mount Prospect 60056
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Fiesta Market
    939 E. Irving Park Rd., Streamwood 60170
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Fiesta Market
    160 N. Bolingbrook Dr., Bolingbrook 60440
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Fiesta Market
    400 W. Chrysler Dr., Belvidere 61008
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Gilda’s Club
    537 N. Wells Street, Chicago 60654
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Hazel Crest Police Department
    3000 W. 170th Place, Hazel Crest 60429
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20

    NBC 5 / Telemundo Chicago
    454 N. Columbus Dr, Chicago 60611
    Nov. 19 – Dec. 20 

    Quarters Chicago
    171 N Aberdeen St, Chicago 60607
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    1035 E. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights 60004
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    4315 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago 60613
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    2941 N Central Ave., Chicago 60634
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    5713 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago 60651
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    2270 N. Clybourn, Chicago 60614
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    7511 Lemont Rd. (Suite 180), Darien 60561
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20

    Salvation Army
    1590 Douglas Rd., Montgomery 60538
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    3301 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago 60618
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    6715 W. Dempster St., Morton Grove 60053
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20

    Salvation Army
    509 N. Union Ave., Chicago 60654
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    6434 W. 63rd St., Chicago 60638
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    8732 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn 60453
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20

    Salvation Army
    6536 W. Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park 60304
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    825 E. Nerge Rd., Roselle 60172
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    2067 Lincoln Highway, St. Charles 60174
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    4335 Oakton St., Skokie 60076
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20

    Salvation Army
    4052 W. Grand Ave., Chicago 60651
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    3559 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee 60031
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    4400 Elm St., McHenry 60050
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    340 Townline Rd., Mundelein 60060
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    428 S. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan 60085
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    3367 Sheridan Rd., Zion 60099
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    2151 W. Devon, Chicago 60659
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Salvation Army
    91 E. North Ave., Glendale Heights 60139
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    ScratchGoods
    851 W. Randolph St., Chicago 60607
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Uprise
    1820 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 60647
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Yo:u
    1026 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60642
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Youth Advocate Program, Inc.
    1111 E. 87th Suite 200, Chicago 60619
    Nov. 19 - Dec. 20 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    My coat is tattered. Will you still use it? If so, how does that work?

    Yes. While coats that are in wearable condition are preferred as donations to the coat drive, The Salvation Army has an extensive recycling program. Unusable coats are sold to ragging distributors. The money received for them is used to support The Salvation Army’s alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation programs, as is other revenue generated through thrift store sales.

    How are the coats distributed?

    The Salvation Army serves over a million people each year in the Chicagoland area, including families, children and individuals. Many of those families receive assistance through the 28 corps community centers, as well as residential facilities, located throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

    Many of those served through the need-based social service and assistance programs also receive coat vouchers. In addition to those, any family or individual in need can apply for a coat voucher at any of our corps community center locations.

    Then, they can take that coat voucher to any Salvation Army Thrift Store in the list below to pick out a free coat. This distribution system allows people in need of coats to shop with the coats with dignity and select a coat that is the right size, style and weight for them.

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