Coats for Kids


The Junior League of Austin (JLA) held the 36th annual Coats for Kids Distribution Dec. 1–10, 2022. Together, with our long-standing partners—Jack Brown Cleaners, iHeartRadio, and KVUE—The Junior League of Austin provided over 30,000 warm winter coats to Central Texas children in need.

The Junior League of Austin, its partners, and the community at large have an impressive and beautiful history of bringing warmth to the children and families in our community. 


2022 Coats for Kids by the numbers:
– 32,138 coats donated
– 51 Committee Members and 16 sub-committees
– 1,500 volunteers for a total of 4,500 hours of time donated by the community volunteers
– 149 organizations participated in the Coat Drive Competition for a total of 8,443 coats collected
– 60 schools, 69 businesses and 20 community organizations hosted a Coat Drive collection bin
– 11,500 Dental kits donated by St. David’s to be included in coat distribution
– 254 Coat racks assembled and used to hang coats in the Community Impact Center
– 311 boxes taken and distributed at 15 Del Valle schools
– 2,410 boxes were taken and distributed at 114 AISD schools
– 1,000 families and 1,700 coats requested through the Recipient Outreach Committee
– 50 Community organizations received 15,000 coats for community non-profits
– ONE MILLIONTH COAT distributed. (In the history of the CFK program, 1,004,172 coats have been collected and distributed.)


Thank you to our partners:

Jack Brown Cleaners
iHeart Radio and KVET 98.1

Thank you to the following organizations and donors:

Aspire Energy
Audrey Garcia
Fast Signs
Little Guy Movers
Mike and Cathy Godfrey
The Harry E. and Eda L. Montandon Charitable Trust
St. David’s Foundation
Inititate Government Solutions
Gentry, who donated our millionth coat

Thank you to every individual donor who dropped off coats at Jack Brown Cleaners or shopped from our Amazon Wishlist.

Every $20 buys a new coat!

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Coat Registry Here


We rely heavily on partnerships with schools and local service organizations to effectively and safely provide a coat to any child who needs one during Distribution Week. 

We consider Coats for Kids to be an undertaking by the whole community. As always, we rely greatly on donations — both monetary and physical — as well as the support of our community volunteers and partners. A donation of any amount is helpful and greatly appreciated. With $20, we can buy a new coat for a child who would otherwise go without one.

Each year, more than 450 JLA volunteers and 2,000 community volunteers participate in the acquisition, sorting, and distribution of coats. It is due to the valued support of local groups, businesses, schools, and individuals that Coats for Kids continues to thrive and serve the children and families of Central Texas each winter.


Unfortunately, our 2022 coat request form has closed for this year and this form is no longer accepting responses. We recommend you reach out to our community agencies who will receive coats. Please see the community agency list here:

Alma Brewer Strawn Elementary-Lockhart
Austin Public Health-Montropolis Comm. Center
Cen-Texas Family Services-Smithville Child Dev. Center
City of Austin East Austin Neighborhood Center
Communities In School of the Heart of Texas
Copperfield Elementary School-PFISD
IDEA Rundberg Academy
Lockhart Junior High School
Rebels for Humanity
Refugee Services of Texas
Round Rock ISD- Families in Transition
St. John Community Center- APH
Taylor ISD- Family Support Services
10,000 Fearless First Responders (Inner City Emergency Response
Central Health Northeast Health Resource Center
Project HELP- Austin ISD
Summit Elementary
Settlement Home for Children
Iglesia de Cristo
Texas Empowerment Academy Primary Campus
Bastrop ISD
City of Austin/Blackland Neighborhood Center/Neighborhood Services Unit
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Angels Healing and Recovery Church
Center for Survivors of Torture
Crystal Falls Crossing
Oaks on North Plaza- Rainbow Housing
The SAFE Alliance
Westlake United Methodist Church
Brook Avenue Elementary School
MELJ Center
Kerby’s Clothing Ministry
Community Action Inc
Foundation for the Homeless
Lighthouse Myanmar Ministries
Solid Ground Ministry
Akins Early College High School
Communities In Schools
Child Inc Head Start
Abri Lumiere Homeless Shelter
Portfolio Resident Services, INC.
Any Baby Can
Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties
Austin Achieve
In the Streets Hands Up High Ministries


Coats for Kids

c/o The Junior League of Austin

5330 Bluffstone Lane

Austin, TX  78759