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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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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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