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Where to Donate Winter Coats

Sidney Madden
Sidney Madden
Posted on October 30
Chicagoans bundled up in 2007.

Chicagoans bundled up in 2007. (Scott Olson / Getty)

With a snowy Halloween in the forecast, Chicagoans need help staying warm — especially the city’s growing migrant population. Here’s where you can donate.

To help migrants, purchase items off the rapid response Amazon wishlist, or donate new items at New Life Centers in North Lawndale.

The national organization wants to provide more than 18,000 coats to asylum-seekers in Chicago. Donate at one of the 100-plus Chicagoland locations.

Chance the Rapper’s nonprofit is seeking gently used or new warm clothing items like coats, scarves, and gloves at 18 sites across the city through Dec. 3. They’re also accepting new hygiene products and toys.

Send coats to local kids via the Chicago chapter’s Amazon wishlist, host a virtual coat drive, or make a financial contribution.

The team is partnering with Jewel-Osco for its annual coat drive. Drop off a coat at Soldier Field at the Nov. 9 game or at your local Jewel.

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