In response to COVID-19, The Junior League of Austin is making dramatic changes to Coats for Kids this year, as protecting the health and safety of recipients and volunteers is their highest priority. Historically, they have worked with select organizations to help distribute coats, especially to those who are unable to attend one of our locations on Distribution Day.
This year, the modified format will rely more heavily on partnerships with schools and local service organizations to effectively and safely distribute a warm coat for any child who needs one. Community coats/winter clothing from the Coats for Kids coat drive will be donated to selected organizations who serve a large number of children. Community coat distribution will take place during Distribution Week, December 1–12, 2020, at The Junior League of Austin Community Impact Center.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
- Organization must be a registered not-for-profit entity.
- Organization must provide their Tax Exemption Number.
- Organization must provide coats/winter clothing to families in need at no cost.
- Organization must serve the Central Texas area.
- Organization must acknowledge that organizations serving children will have priority over agencies only serving adults.
- Organization must be available to pick up coats/winter clothing from the Community Impact Center at the scheduled time during Distribution Week.
If you are interested in being considered to partner with The Junior League in the coat distribution this year and meet the criteria above, please complete the application. The deadline to submit a Community Coats Request Form is December 2, 2020.
The Junior League is also using a general form to collect requests on behalf of individual children who don't attend AISD or DVISD. If providers would like to go this route, they can fill out the form on behalf of each child.
For questions, please contact CFK Community Coats Coordinators at 512-888-9034, or firstname.lastname@example.org.