Packers Coats for Kids collection this Sunday


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – The Green Bay Packers annual Coats for Kids collection is Sunday, Oct. 16 at Lambeau Field.

There will be collection boxes on the sidewalk surrounding Lambeau Field and the entrances to the parking lot before the Packers-Cowboys game.

Just bring a new or gently-used winter coat to the game and drop it in one of the boxes before you go inside the stadium. The coats will be dry cleaned and distributed to children in need by the Salvation Army.

You can also donate money. Last year, nearly $17,000 was collected during the Packers Coats for Kids collection. The Packers drive is the biggest cash fundraiser for Coats for Kids.

The Salvation Army says they need a variety of coats.

“At this point, we really need coats of all sizes. Please remember that Coats for Kids means those high school kids as well,” said Nan Pahl, Director of Social Services. “I notice that we’re getting more girl’s coats coming in right now than boys, and that’s what we really ran out of last year, so boy’s coats are really going to be in demand the last couple of weeks of the collection.”

Members of the WBAY-TV 2 staff will be helping with the collection, so come say “Hello!” We are a proud partner of the Coats for Kids campaign.

This is a regional campaign, so if you’re not in the Green Bay area, visit your local Salvation Army or another participating business to donate.

CLICK HERE for a full list of drop-off locations.

The collection wraps up on Friday, November 4.