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Announcing the 2022 Coat Drive and Distribution!

Posted on October 27, 2022

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, the trees are turning orange and yellow. You know what that means? It’s time for the 2022 Coat Drive and Distribution!

Every year, Thrive DC collects coats, hats, and other winter gear from the community. We then give it out to our clients–who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford this seasonal clothing–to keep them safe in the winter weather. 

Are you interested in donating, volunteering at distribution, or running a coat drive? We’d love to have you participate in any way you are able!


We’re so happy you’re thinking about donating gear that will keep our clients safe and healthy this winter. Thrive DC will begin accepting winter clothing donations on Tuesday, November 1st. We are looking for:


  • Thermals
  • Socks


  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Coats - Sizes M-5XL are especially needed

Due to space limitations, we will not be accepting;

  • Sweaters
  • Sweatshirts
  • Light jackets
  • Used socks or thermals
  • Any items with holes, rips, or stains

We also ask that before you donate, please check your pockets! For more information about donating, please see our website at https://thrivedc.org/collectresources/ or email our in-kind donation coordinator, vanessa@thrivedc.org. When you are ready to schedule a donation, please reach out to Vanessa to coordinate a time. 


Coats upon coats upon coats upon coats. Collecting and distributing hundreds of coats, hats, and other winter gear within two months is no small task. We can’t do it without the help of you–our dedicated volunteers! If you would like to volunteer at Coat Distribution, there are many rewarding opportunities to join! 

We also especially appreciate group volunteering at distribution days. Because we know we will have high numbers of clients coming to us, it’s awesome to know we have an enthusiastic group coming to help out!
We start distributing coats on Giving Tuesday, November 29th. If you, your family, or your team would like to volunteer at one of our coat distribution days, or help out at Thrive leading up to or in between a distribution, please see https://thrivedc.org/volunteer/ to sign up for orientation. If you have volunteered before, please contact vanessa@thrivedc.org for the volunteer sign-up sheet.

Host a Coat Drive

We can’t give out winter gear if we don’t have winter gear. We do accept individual donations, but a huge source of our winter gear comes from Coat Drives (or glove drives, hat drives, etc). 

If you’d like to host a coat drive, please visit https://thrivedc.org/collectresources/ and fill out the form. Our In-kind Coordinator Vanessa will help you plan your drive and coordinate your donations.

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us in the comments or on social media @thrive_dc. We appreciate everyone's support as we look ahead to keeping our clients warm, safe, and healthy this winter season.

1525 Newton St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 737-9311

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Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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