Winter Coat and Clothing Drive

2021 Winter Coat and Clothing Drive

From November 15 through December 10, 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 Williamson House, Student Center, and Schwartz Center room 261; 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:

  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center lobby
  • Library First-Floor lobby
  • Student Center 1st floor outside room 106
  • Schwartz room 261 (above admissions)
  • Williamson House 

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

  • Williamson House front entrance between the glass doors. 
  • Student Center 1st floor outside room 106
  • Schwartz room 261 (above admissions)

The Winter Coat and Clothing Drive is coordinated by Kent State's Career Exploration and Development, Community Engaged Learning, Kent State Student Center, Office of Sustainability, the Women's Center, and Undergraduate Student Government.

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In 2019, 899 pounds of clothing was collected and of this, 811 pounds went to the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center and 88 pounds went to the Winter Warm Up Station at the Women's Center.