Winter Coat and Clothing Drive

2023 Winter Coat and Clothing Drive

From November 13 through December 15, Kent State University will be collecting clean, gently used or new items for all ages including warm clothing, hats, gloves, scarves, and sweaters. Look for large boxes with Winter Coat and Clothing Drive signs at the buildings listed below. Winter coat and clothing donations will go to the Winter Warm Up Stations at the Women's Center in the Williamson House, the CARES Center in the Student Center room 106; and the Phyllis Zumkehr Portage County Clothing Center, which provides items to homeless individuals, families, elderly, and veterans in need free of charge. Stop by the Winter Warm-Up Stations and take what you need.

Donation bins are located:

  • Center for Undergraduate Excellence first floor room 151
  • DI Hub second floor lobby
  • Library first floor lobby
  • MAC Center main lobby
  • Schwartz 2nd floor room 261, Career Exploration and Development
  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center lobby outside of the Well Hub
  • Tri-Towers front desk lobby
  • Williamson House first floor front desk lobby

Winter Warm-Up Stations (Take what you need to stay warm!) are located:

  • Williamson House 
  • Student Center 1st floor outside room 106

The Winter Coat and Clothing Drive is coordinated by Kent State's CARES Center, Career Exploration and Development, Community Engaged Learning, Department of Athletics, Design Innovation, LaunchNET, Kent State of Well-being, Office of Sustainability, the Women's Center, and University Housing in collaboration with Kent Interhall Council Eco-Reps.

In 2022 we collected over 300 pounds of clothing that went to the Portage County Clothing Center and over 200 items went to Winter Warm Up Stations on campus. In 2021 we collected over 1,000 pounds that went to the Portage County Clothing Center and over 200 items at the Winter Warm Up Stations.