Leeds Winter Coat Appeal is back
Last year's Leeds Winter Coat Appeal was a huge success thanks to the many businesses, individuals and community groups that got involved donating and distributing coats.
We were able to give out over 6,500 items of winter clothing to families for free. That saved people over £132,000 - money that stayed within the family budget and could be spent on other essentials. The rising cost of food, utilities and other living costs is hitting people hard and it's especially difficult over the cold winter months.
Leeds is a very generous city and we are so thankful that people can and want to help. This year we'd like people to share the winter coats they no longer want or need. It's such a great way to come together as a community and share the things we have. It's good for the environment because it cuts down on the demand for new and it's great for families who don't have to worry about the cost of coats.
This year we are looking for donations of good quality and clean:
- Coats for adults, children and babies
- Baby cot sleeping bags
- Snow suits for babies and young children
- Pram footmuffs to keep babies and children warm in their prams and buggies
- Hats, scarves and gloves
The appeal launches on 16th October with the final date for donations on Friday 26th January 2024.
Scott Hall Leisure Centre - Scott Hall Road, LS7 3DT
BITMO - BITMOs GATE, Aberfield Gate, Belle Isle, LS10 3QH
Cottingley Children’s Centre - Cottingley Drive, LS110JP
Holt Park Leisure Centre - Holtdale Approach, LS16 7RX
Welcome In Community Centre - 55 Bedford Drive, LS16 6DJ
The Calf Shed - 300 Otley Road, LS16 6RG
Aireborough Leisure Centre - The Green Guiseley, LS20 9BT
Wetherby Leisure Centre - Lodge Lane, Wetherby, LS22 5FN
Garforth Leisure Centre - Ninelands Lane, Garforth, LS25 1NX
Morrison’s Rothwell - 1 Jail Yard Parade, Rothwell, LS26 0QJ
Morley Leisure Centre - Queensway, LS27 9JP
Pudsey Leisure Centre - Market Place, LS28 7BE
Reduce, Reuse Kids Clothes- Pudsey Community Project, Fartown, Pudsey, LS28 8LP
All items donated will be available at various distribution points across Leeds (to be confirmed shortly) and will be FREE for anyone to take. All coats will have been distributed by the end February 2024.