Coats For Kids

The times we live in are difficult for many families here in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Here at WBRE-TV/WYOU-TV and Eyewitness News we believe there should never be a child without a warm coat for winter.

That’s why as part of our NEPA’s Children First Campaign we are launching our first Annual Coats For Kids Project.

Beginning November 1st for 2 weeks our 2 TV stations and our web site will focus local stories and segments on this need.

We are joining with the Pennsylvania Salvation Army to help our areas needy families and children.

Eyewitness News and PA live! will feature stories and segments about the need while encouraging our viewers to donate new or slightly worn coats on Wednesday, November 16th from 8am-8pm at one of our 3 TV Stations locations:

Wilkes Barre      62 S. Franklin Street

Scranton             222 Wyoming Avenue

Stroudsburg       1004 West Main Street

Donations can also be made at the following Salvation Army locations:

  • Berwick
  • East Stroudsburg
  • Hazleton
  • Lock Haven
  • Milton
  • Pottsville
  • Scranton
  • Sunbury
  • Wilkes-Barre
  • Williamsport


If you are making an individual donation or are a corporate partner:

You can drop off your donations at the following locations listed below.

Do you only collect children’s coats?

Yes we are only collecting new and gently used coats for children

Where are you collecting the coats?

Please bring your coats to any of our 3 station locations:

Wilkes-Barre             62 South Franklin Street

Scranton                   222 Wyoming Avenue

Stroudsburg              1004 West Main Street

Who is cleaning the gently used coats?

Cintas will clean the coats free of charge

Who is distributing the coats?

WBRE-TV/WYOU-TV has teamed up with The Salvation Army of Northeast Pennsylvania to distribute the coats to needy families/children

What are the most needed sizes?

Children’s coats of all sizes from infant, and toddlers to teens are needed.

What types of coats do you accept?

We accept all winter coats for children and babies. Coats should be in good, wearable condition.

Please donate coats you would give a friend. Do not donate coats that have rips/tears, broken zippers, and/or permanent stains. Please be sure to empty out all pockets.

Who gets the donated coats?

We work with our local Salvation Army of Northeast Pennsylvania

Once donated coats are cleaned, the Salvation Army will distribute them where they see the most need.

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