Project Warmth KC is the Salvation Army’s annual coat & blanket drive to help people in need during extremely cold weather. Volunteers are needed to separate donations into piles (women, men, children, ect.) and pack them into bags for distribution. We expect to sort 8 semi-trucks full of donated items in one night.
Parking — See MAP for restricted parking areas.
Once you get inside look for the Serve KC group, we’ll try to have a sign and will try to gather in the women’s coat area at the start of the event. It gets pretty chaotic once the trucks arrive, but it’s a fun event and quite the workout.
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (must be closed toe). You may want to wear layers, but do not leave clothing items unattended or they could be mistaken as a donation! You may also want to bring a reusable water bottle, work gloves and for those with allergies a dust mask or bandanna.
Please feel free to bring any new or clean gently love coats, hats, gloves or blankets with you. Men’s coats are always in high demand.
Age Requirement: This is an activity for youth 12 and older with a guardian.
Pizza will be provided; volunteers will need to take dinner breaks in shifts.
Project Warmth KC makes extreme weather months more bearable for thousands of Kansas City area residents with their annual Coat & Blanket Drive. All items collected are sorted and distributed through the Salvation Army, and given to more than 70 agencies and shelters in the metro area. This would be great time to clean out your closets and donate any extra coats and blankets that you don’t need.