THANK YOU FOR KEEPING WEST VIRGINIA WARM!

In honor of MLK Day of Service, Education Alliance AmeriCorps held a coat drive called Coats4Kids from January 18-February 1, 2021. The goal was to get 400 articles of winter gear, but in the end, Education Alliance AmeriCorps received a total of 3,089 donations.

Thank you to our Drop-off Locations

Spring Mills Primary School
Address: 401 Campus Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25404
Contact: Karen Dryden, 410-603-9092
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM-3 PM

Potomack Intermediate School
Address: 5308 Williamsport Pike, Martinsburg, WV 25404
Contact: Karen Dryden, 410-603-9092
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM-3 PM

Spring Mills Middle School
Address: 255 Campus Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25404
Contact: Jackie Detzel, 301-748-8216
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM-1 PM

Spring Mills High School
Address: 499 Campus Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25404
Contact: Jackie Detzel, 301-748-8216
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM-1 PM

Fellowship Bible Church
Address: 160 Daniel Road, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442
Contact: Lacy Spitzer, 304-839-9129
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Sun 8 AM-12:30 PM

Risen City Church
Address: 1410 4th Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387
Contact: Ethan Godby, 304-414-4429
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM-5:30 PM

Buck & Bette
Address: 123 Summer Street, Suite 100, Charleston, WV 25301
Contact: Ethan Godby, 304-414-4429
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Wed-Sal 10 AM-5 PM

Resurrection Church
Address: 123 Summers Street, Charleston, WV 25301
Contact: Ethan Godby, 304-414-4429
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Sun 10 AM-12 PM

Taylor Books
Address: 226 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301
Contact: Sophia Polk, 304-414-4429
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Sun 8 AM-8 PM

Platos Closet
Address: 40 River Walk Mall, South Charleston, WV 25303
Contact: Molly Short, 304-414-4429
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Sat 10 AM-9 PM, Sun 12 PM-6 PM

Dem2Brothers
Address: 423 Virginia Street West, Charleston, WV 25302
Contact: Trenton Ferrell, 304-414-4429
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30 AM-10 PM

Big Ugly Community Center
Address: 15 Rosewood Road, Harts, WV 25524
Contact: Candy Vannatter, 304-855-4563
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Thur  9 AM-4 PM

Hamlin Church of Christ
Address: 8041 Vine Avenue, Hamlin, WV 25523
Contact: Levi Racer, 304-690-9404
Type: Pickup requests
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Upon request

Lincoln County Board of Education
Address: 10 Marland Avenue, Hamlin, WV 25523
Contact: Caleb Rusk, 304-654-8703
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM-4 PM

Buffalo Elementary School
Address: 2367 Buffalo Creek Road, Accoville, WV 25606
Contact: Jamie Lusk, 304-688-0134
Type: Pickup request
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM-3 PM

Chapmanville Intermediate School
Address: 774 Crawley Creek Road, Chapmanville, WV 25508
Contact: Ciera Stowers, 304-953-0251
Type: Drive though, Pickup requests
Timeframe: Jan 18
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM-3 PM

Chapmanville Middle School
Address: 774 Crawley Creek Road, Chapmanville, WV 25508
Contact: Melissa Evans, 304-310-2003
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM-3 PM

Man Elementary School
Address: 1 Pioneer Path, Mallory, WV 25634
Contact: Crystal Frye, 304-688-3666
Type: Donation bin, Pickup request
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM-3 PM

Man High School
Address: 800 E McDonald Avenue, Man, WV 25635
Contact: Zackary Frye, 304-688-7878
Type: Pickup request
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM-3 PM

Omar Elementary School
Address: 7061 Jerry West Highway, Omar, WV 25638
Contact: Kaitlyn Adkins, 304-688-1911
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM-3 PM

Logan High School
Address: 1 Wildcat Way, Logan, WV 25601
Contact: Nathaniel Blankenship, 304-928-0285
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM-3 PM

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Address: 316 Eastern Drive, Moorefield, WV 26836
Contact: Monica Wilson, 304-434-8000
Type: Donation bin, Pickup requests
Timeframe: Jan 19 and 26
Donation Hours: 8 AM - 4 PM

Pierpont Community and Technical College
Address: 501 W Main Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301
Contact: Jordan Ferrell, 304-276-3315
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4 PM

Pierpont Advanced Technical Center
Address: 500 Galliher Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554
Contact: Jordan Ferrell, 304-276-3315
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4 PM

Morgantown Mall
Address: 9500 Mall Road, Morgantown, WV 26501
Contact: Thad Welch, 681-209-8657
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Sat 10 AM - 7 PM, Sun 12 - 6 PM

Lotsa Pizza
Address: 419 High Street, Morgantown, WV 26505
Contact: Brandon Mathess, 304-581-8000
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: 11 AM - 10 PM

Generations
Address: 338 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003
Contact: Mike, 304-232-7917
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: 8 AM - 11 PM

Village of Clearview Municipal Office
Address: 166 Clearview Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003
Contact: Jody Wagner, 304-830-1732
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Wed 8 AM - 1 PM

Touch of Amish
Address: 1128 National Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003
Contact: Ashton, 304-312-9022
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Wed 10 AM-5 PM, Fri 10 AM-5 PM, Sat 9AM-2PM

YMCA
Address: 55 Lounez Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003
Contact: Ashton, 304-242-8086
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon - Fri 5 AM-8PM, Sat-Sun 7AM-4 PM

Wheeling Coffee Shoppe
Address: 101 W Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003
Contact: Ashton, 304-242-2223
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30 AM - 8 PM, Sat 7:30 AM - 8PM, Sun 7:30 AM - 5PM

Noah's Ark Childcare
Address:115 S Broadway St, Wheeling, WV 26003
Contact: Ashton, 304-905-9389
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 7 AM - 5:30 PM

Hinebaugh Athletics
Address:2112 Market St, Wheeling, WV 26003
Contact: Ashton, 304-281-1431
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: By Appointment

Belmont Elementary
Address: 512 Riverview Drive, Belmont, WV 26134
Contact: Shelly Taylor, 304-299-5274
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM - 3:30 PM

Neighborhood Network
Address: 411 2nd Street, St Marys, WV 26170
Contact: Jennifer White, 304-684-3990
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4 PM

St Marys Elementary
Address: 317 Washington Street, St Marys, WV 26170
Contact: Tammy Haught, 304-684-3510
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM - 3:30 PM

St Marys Hardware
Address: 423 2nd Street, St Marys, WV 26170
Contact: Ron, 304-684-2337
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: 8 AM - 7 PM

Willow Island FCU
Address: 7910 S Pleasants Highway, St Marys, WV 26170
Contact: Tammy Delancey, 304-665-1127
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM-5 PM

Women’s Resource Center
Andrews: 104 Wilson Street, Beckley, WV 25801
Contact: 304-255-4066
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: 8 AM-4 PM

Women’s Resource Center
Andrews: 150 Campbell Street, Lester, WV 25865
Contact: 304-255-2559
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: Open 24 hours

Fort Gay Middle School
Address: #1 Viking Drive, Fort Gay, WV 25514
Contact: Ashley Hostetter, 606-483-0823
Type: Pickup requests
Timeframe: Jan 18 - Feb 1
Donation Hours: Upon request

Criss Elementary School
Address: 2800 22nd Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Contact: Jordan Flinn, 304-481-9695
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Anytime

Williamstown Elementary School
Address: 430 Caroline Avenue, Williamstown, WV 26187
Contact: Suzy Schofield, 304-375-7675
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 18-Feb 1
Donation Hours: Anytime

West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Center for Student Services
Address: 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104
Contact: Trenton Hilbert, 304-531-9313
Type: Donation bin
Timeframe: Jan 15
Donation Hours: 8 AM - 4 PM

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FAQs

Click the dropdown boxes below for answers to frequently asked questions or download the Printer-Friendly FAQ sheet.

The Coats4Kids drive is part of a national drive, through One Warm Coat, that is being hosted by Education Alliance AmeriCorps.

The Coats4Kids drive is being held in honor of the national MLK Day of Service. The coat drive will last for two weeks from January 18, 2021 to February 1, 2021. Specific donation sites may collect donations on a designated day or during the full period of the drive. See “Where can I donate?” section to learn when donations are being collected in an area near you.

Education Alliance AmeriCorps' goal is to collect 400 winter items including coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and hand warmers to donate to West Virginia children.

The Coats4Kids drive is collecting coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and hand warmers. Education Alliance AmeriCorps encourages you to put extra love in your donation by including a note in the pocket of each coat. For examples of pocket notes, see the “How can I provide extra love with my donation with a Pocket Note?” section.

The Coats4Kids drive is collecting both new and gently used winter clothing. Used donations should not have holes or stains on them and should be clean/wearable coats. Please wash used winter items before donating them.

The Coats4Kids drive is focused on providing coats to West Virginia children, but adult winter clothes will be accepted and donated appropriately.

The Coats4Kids drive accepts donations for all sizes of children and adults. Children require various sizes of coats and all donations will be put to use.

Physical donations of winter items can be sent by mail to PO Box 3071, Charleston, WV 25331-3071. Donations received by mail will be given to a nonprofit or school in Kanawha County.

Education Alliance AmeriCorps encourages you to put extra love in your donation by including a small picture or notecard in the pocket of each coat. These notes make such an incredible impact on the coat recipients. A short message can really go a long way. Examples include:

  • Sending our family’s warm wishes to you!
  • Stay warm & happy.
  • Every moment is a fresh beginning.
  • A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world.
  • Tough times never last but tough people do.
  • Financial donations can be made online at educationalliance.org/coats4kids. You can also donate by check which can be sent by mail to PO Box 3071, Charleston, WV 25331-3071. Checks should be made out to The Education Alliance with the memo Coats4Kids. Items purchased through financial donations will be provided to West Virginia One Warm Coat nonprofit partners.

    Financial donations will be used to purchase coats, hats, scarves, gloves and hand warmers. Items purchased through financial donations will be donated to West Virginia One Warm Coat nonprofit partners. Your donation will allow Education Alliance AmeriCorps to purchase:

  • $1 = Hand Warmers
  • $5 = Gloves
  • $10 = Scarf
  • $15 = Hat
  • $25 = Coat
  • For more information contact Education Alliance AmeriCorps at 304-405-2267‬ (phone) or americorps@educationalliance.org.