Spring Cleaning: Winter Outerwear

Spring CleaningUnited Way of Olmsted County has teamed up with The Salvation Army to collect WINTER coats for children, youth, and adults.

If you have new or gently used WINTER coats, hats, gloves, or mittens, please donate them in support of the Community Winter Outerwear initiative. Collected winter coats and gear will be made available for free next fall to help families in need.

Clean out closets, find out what won’t fit next winter, and donate it today!


Donation Locations - through April 30

The Salvation Army Donation Center Store - Rochester South

201 9th Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904  |  Phone: 507-281-1561
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  |  Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Closed Sunday

The Salvation Army Donation Center Store - Rochester North

4921 W. Frontage Road NW, Rochester, MN 55901  |  Phone: 507-258-6555
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  |  Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Closed Sunday


Host a Collection Site

Host a collection at your business or organization! If you would like to facilitate your own collection, please let us know by registering at: http://www.uwolmsted.org/winterouterwearcollectionsiteregistration

Check out these best practices for making your collection a success.

Thank you to the following collection partners for helping keep our community warm:

Official Love Community Organization, St. John the Evangelist, Think Mutual Bank


Spread the Word

Collection partners--download and print posters to advertise your collection here: http://www.uwolmsted.org/community-winter-outerwear-marketing-materials

Not hosting a collection this year? We still need your help! Get the word out on Facebook and Twitter using our social media toolkit: http://www.uwolmsted.org/sites/uwolmsted.org/files/Social%20Media%20Toolkit_0.pdf

Share your activities with United Way of Olmsted County! Email us a photo of your collection so we can celebrate and share your ideas. 



For more information contact: Emily Johnston | 507-287-2002 | emilyj@uwolmsted.org