Winter Coat Collection For United Way Peterborough's Coats For Kids Program Starting May 8th

United Way of Peterborough & District’s Coats for Kids and Grown-Ups Too program strives to ensure that children and their families will be warm during the winter by providing clean, gently-used winter wear to children, youth, and adults in Peterborough City and County.

This program provides much needed relief to local families as one in six children in Peterborough lives in poverty. Families continue to deal with sharply rising costs of living and simply don’t have the means to purchase clothing to stay warm during the harsh winter months.

United Way Peterborough file photo

United Way Peterborough file photo

Coats for Kids is possible due to the generous support of Peterborough residents, community organizations, and program partners.

Since 1986, individuals and families have donated gently worn winter wear which is then cleaned at no cost to the program by local dry cleaning providers. Grainger Cleaners, Kent Cleaners, Lakefield Cleaners, and Windsor’s Dry Cleaning Centre have been active and committed program partners since the program began 29 years ago.

United Way Peterborough file photo

United Way Peterborough file photo

This year, winter coat collection will take place Monday, May 8th to Saturday, May 13th at the following locations:

-> Kent Cleaners – 183 Lansdowne St E
-> Grainger Cleaners – 885 Lansdowne Street W
-> LakefieldCleaners – Moody Plaza, Lakefield
-> Windsor’s Cleaners – Parkhill Plaza, Monaghan Rd
-> Windsor’s Cleaners – Kawartha Hts Plaza,1600 Lansdowne St
-> Windsor’s Cleaners – Riverview Plaza, Water St & Marina Blvd

United Way Peterborough file photo

United Way Peterborough file photo

Other community partners such as Global Point Logistics and McWilliams Moving & Storage have ensured that cleaned coats can be stored.

United Way Peterborough & District invests in a network of essential services to help children and families in need, seniors, and individuals struggling with life’s challenges. The Coats for Kids program is just one of many ways UW helps those in need in the community.

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