Klinke Cleaners, your neighborhood dry cleaner, is pleased to kick off our 32nd annual Koats for Kids campaign in partnership with WISC-TV, Magic 98, and the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CAC).

The start of autumn is a great time to go through closets to evaluate winter gear and pick out any gently used items that don’t fit or are no longer needed. We are seeking donations for both adults and children and, in addition to winter coats, we gratefully also accept:

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Mittens
  • Gloves
  • Snow pants or snow suits

This year, donations can be dropped off at any Klinke’s location from September 11 through October 7. We clean all donated items and ensure they get to the Community Action Coalition for distribution.

In addition to donating winter items, CAC is seeking community volunteers for distribution shifts October 4-27. Visit their volunteer page to help with a shift or two!

We believe that no one should have to go without a warm coat because of financial hardship, and are pleased to be part of this community-wide effort to help keep our neighbors in need warm this winter. We are proud to share that in 2016 Koats for Kids distributed more than 3,600 coats to those in need. Thank you for joining us in this effort – together, we can do even better this year!


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