Winter Coat and Clothing Drive; HR Faculty/Staff News; November 4, 2019

From November 17 through December 13, Kent State University will collect clean, gently used or new items for all ages, including warm clothing, hats, gloves, scarves and sweaters. Look for large boxes wrapped with wintry wrapping paper and Winter Coat and Clothing Drive signs in common areas at select buildings listed below.

The Winter Coat and Clothing Drive is part of the Kent State's Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week events that begin Nov. 17. Winter coat and clothing donations will go to the Winter Warm Up Station at the Women’s Center and the Phyllis Zumkehr Portage County Clothing Center, which provides free items to homeless individuals, families, elderly and veterans.

In 2018, nearly 550 pounds of clothing (including some 200 coats) was collected. Of this, 492 pounds went to the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center and 55 pounds went to the Winter Warm Up Station at the Women's Center.

Donation bins are at the following locations:

  • Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
  • Center for Undergraduate Excellence
  • DeWeese Health Center
  • Heer Hall
  • Kent Student Center
  • Rockwell Hall
  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Schwartz Center, Room 261, and
  • Tri-Towers 24-hour area desk
  • University Library
  • Williamson House

The Winter Coat and Clothing Drive is coordinated by Kent State's Community Engaged Learning, Kent State of Wellness, Office of Sustainability and the Women's Center. For more information, please contact Melanie Knowles at

POSTED: Monday, November 4, 2019 12:00 AM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM