No One Has Ever Become Poor By Giving!
Coats for Colorado works to provide warm winter coats at no cost to Coloradoans of all ages.
Coats for Colorado is the state’s largest coat drive and possibly the biggest in the United States. Coats for Colorado has provided well over 2,000,000 coats to Colorado citizens, including over 100,000 alone during its 2016 campaign. We assist more than 120 non-profit health and human service agencies in meeting the needs of their clients, and we provide winter coats to thousands of individuals and families.
Coats for Colorado was established in 1982 by the Dependable Cleaners and Shirt Laundry company. Dependable and 7NEWS (KMGH-TV) partnered for the first time to sponsor the 2003 campaign. In 2003, Colorado Governor Bill Owens signed a proclamation that declared October 5th to be 7NEWS and Dependable Cleaners’ Coats for Colorado Day in the State of Colorado. In 2016, Dependable Cleaners partnered with United Way and in 2017 the expanded partnership with 9News has extended the reach of Coats for Colorado.
Dependable Cleaners – Coats for Colorado is a non-profit subsidiary of Dependable Cleaners. Dependable Cleaners and United Way have partnered to expand and increase the reach of Coats for Colorado in an effort to distribute as many coats as possible to Coloradoans in need.
Coats for Colorado is a charitable organization as described in IRS Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue