Search your closet: Donate gently used coats to Condella’s Coats for Kids

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Clean out your closet and help a good cause. Laura Langemo visits the Milwaukee Salvation Army Distribution Center for the 30th anniversary of Condella's Coats for Kids.

It’s hard to believe, but 2014 marks the 30th year of the Condella’s Coats for Kids campaign!  Once again FOX6 is asking the generous people of southeast Wisconsin to go through their closets and donate gently used coats to help keep kids warm this winter.

All sizes of coats are welcomed and needed, from infants to teens to adults. All the coats will be cleaned for free by ITU Absorb Tech and distributed by the Salvation Army.



Download an information packet by CLICKING HERE. It has everything you need to help you organize your coat drive.


We have posters available for your to promote your Condella’s Coats for Kids drive.  They’re roughly 13 inches wide by 16 inches tall.  CLICK HERE to view the poster. If you’d like some of these posters, fill out the form below and click the SUBMIT button.


Johnson Bank, Steinhafels and Salvation Army are sponsor drop off locations.  See the list of locations below.

If you collect less than 50 coats, please bring them to one of our sponsor drop off locations.

If you collect more than 50 coats, please contact Bonded Transportation Solutions to arrange for your coats to be picked.  Our thanks to Bonded Transportation Solutions for offering their free service to pick up coats and deliver them to the Salvation Army.



Postings on social media are a great way to publicize your coat collection, and increase the number of coats that are donated. Be sure to Facebook, tweet and email your family, friends, clients and co-workers about your Condella’s Coats for Kids collection event.

Some sample posts are included in the information packet to help you get your social campaign started. Encourage folks to visit your location to make a donation, and be sure to include #CoatsForKids!

We can never underestimate the power of just one coat and the impact it can have on a child.  Thank you so very much for 30 years of keeping kids warm – your support ofCondella’s Coats for Kids is greatly appreciated – we couldn’t do it without you!


Johnson Bank Locations

14000 W. North Avenue

101 W. Chestnut Street

Fort Atkinson
200 Sherman Avenue West

3001 W. Rawson Avenue

2729 18th Street
8046 39th Avenue
3928 60th Street
7500 Green Bay Road
7401 144th Avenue

815 Woodlake Road

333 E. Wisconsin Avenue

1000 Fox Street

4959 Douglas Avenue
5901 Durand Avenue
555 Main Street
4001 North Main Street
6700 Washington Avenue
6520 Northwestern Avenue

N22 W23991 Ridgeview Parkway W

Whitefish Bay
5600 North Lake Drive, Suite 101

Steinhafels Locations

Menomonee Falls
I-45 & County Line Rd (Exit 52)
N93 W16677 Richfield Way
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051-1487

I-94 & County Hwy F (Exit 295)
W231 N1013 County Hwy F
Waukesha, WI 53186-1502

Hwy 50 & I-94
7001 120th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142

South Side (84th & Layton)
8400 W. Layton Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53228

Milwaukee North
North Side (84th & Capitol)
8401 W. Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53222

Wauwatosa Mattress
(next to Starbucks)
2751-B North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53222

Greenfield Mattress
(next to McDonalds)
5000 S 76th Street
Greenfield, WI 53220

Bayshore Mattress
(across from Bayshore Mall)
429 W Silver Spring Drive
Glendale, WI 53217

Grafton Mattress
(across from Kohl’s)
1048 N Port Washington Road
Grafton, WI 53024

Brookfield Mattress
(across from Kopps)
18895 W Bluemound Road
Brookfield, WI 53045

Franklin Mattress
(in front of Lowe’s)
6955 S. 27th St.
Franklin, WI

Salvation Army Locations

The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters
11315 W. Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Lobby Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Dock Hours:  7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Milwaukee Citadel Worship & Community Center
4129 W. Villard Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Center Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Milwaukee Cold Spring Worship & Community Center
2900 W. Cold Spring Road
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Center Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Oak Creek Centennial Worship & Community Center
8853 S. Howell Avenue
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Center Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Milwaukee West Worship & Community Center
1645 N. 25th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Center Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

The Emergency Lodge
1730 N. 7th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Lobby Hours:  24 hours a day, 7 days a week


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