Community Winter Outerwear

Nearly 2,000 of Olmsted County’s most needy felt the warmth of a caring community last October when they received donated winter outerwear through the annual Community Winter Outerwear collection. United Way is once again partnering with The Salvation Army to meet people’s basic need of a warm coat this winter with a collection beginning September 1 and going through Friday, September 30.


Drop Off Locations - now through September 30

Drop off Winter Coats and Winter Outerwear at either The Salvation Army Stores:

  • The Salvation Army North Store (near Slumberland) - 4921 W. Frontage Road NW, Rochester
  • The Salvation Army South Store (near Kmart) - 201 9th Street SE, Rochester
  • Monday – Friday:  9 am – 6 pm or Saturday – 9 am – 5 pm

You can also drop off at any of the 60+ drop off sites around the county - click here


Collection Partners

Businesses, faith organizations, service clubs, neighborhood associations and individuals can participate by holding their own collection drive. If you would like to be a Community Winter Outerwear Collection Partner - click here to register!

Posters, logos and marketing materials - click here!

Thank you to the following 2016 Collection partners - click here



Students that were part of Running Start for School can pick up a Community Winter Outerwear voucher at his or her school. All others, who do not have any means of getting a winter coat, can get a Community Winter Outerwear voucher at The Salvation Army Service Center at 20 1st Avenue NE, Rochester MN  55906. They are open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 4 pm but closed 12-12:30 pm.



Community Winter Outerwear vouchers can be redeemed at either The Salvation Army stores now through December 31, 2016.



Thank you to the following organizations who champion Community Winter Outerwear. Without your help, none of this great work would be possible.