Where to Donate Winter Clothes


The temperatures are dropping and in the words once beautifully sang by Bing Crosby and Doris Day, “Baby, it’s cold outside!” It’s never been a better time to dig through your closet to find those old coats of past winters. Winter is a season where you must dress right and bundling up is a must as no one likes to feel like they are frozen! Charities could really use your help this winter season—donate winter clothing today!

Give some warmth! If you’re in Chicago, it’s as easy as using Zealous Good to find out exactly which charities need winter clothes. If you’re not in Chicago, here are three places that could really use them.

Homeless Shelters

Besides providing a roof above grateful heads and comfort for many people that need it, when you donate your old winter clothes, homeless shelters can pass it along to keep their guests warm. Who doesn’t want to feel warm when its 5 degrees outside?

Search homeless shelters in your preferred search engine today to see how you can give your winter clothes.


The educational institutions in our country teach students many things from complex calculus math problems to who invented the very first printed book. Something they also teach is to give; to help others who need our compassion. Many schools participate in coat drives where you can easily drop off winter clothing and the schools will disperse them with the charities they are working with.

To check out schools near you, you can look up your local school district online.

Red Cross

This amazing and revered organizations helps millions of people each day providing comfort and relief. The Red Cross could be a good place to donate your old coats. Your gifts can help keep many people warm and maybe even some hope.

Visit Red Cross for more information.

Finally, if you’re in the Chicago area, check out Zealous Good to find where to donate winter clothes. Click here to submit your donation and we’ll find a local charity that can use it.

Vince Nava is a 2013  marketing intern at Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Vince on Google+, on Twitter at @vincenava or Zealous Good on Facebook and on Twitter at @ZealousGood.

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