Please Donate to Coats for Kids

For decades Porter’s Fine Dry Cleaners and KSLA News 12 teamed up to collect Coats for Kids and distribute them to those in need. Thousands upon thousands of coats kept children warm when the cold months come to the area. Now we are asking for your help again. Along with Ashley Ridge Optical in Shreveport, you can donate a new or gently used coat at any Porter’s Fine Dry Cleaners from now until December 31. We accept coats of all sizes from toddlers to teens.

Coats for Kids Drop Off Locations (Click here to see a map view)

Ashley Ridge Optical

  • 471 Ashley Ridge Blvd. Suite 300 – Shreveport

Donate at this location and receive 20% off an eyeglass purchase.

Porter’s Fine Dry Cleaners

  • 9361 Mansfield Rd. – Shreveport
  • 8401 Line Ave. – Shreveport
  • 6201 W. 70th St. – Shreveport
  • 7949 Youree Dr. – Shreveport
  • 276 Southfield Rd. – Shreveport
  • 512 Benton Rd. – Bossier City
  • 2237 Airline Dr. – Bossier City
  • 216 Broadmoor Shopping Center – Natchitoches

The goal this year is 5,000 coats. They will be cleaned by Porter’s before distribution at the Porter’s on Southfield Drive and on Benton Road on Saturday, January 8. Bring proof of need to pick up a coat.

Many in our communities appreciate your generosity. It really is bad waiting outside for the school bus with no coat on. Listen to what one mother has to say about it.

Your Coats for Kids donation will be greatly appreciated. Produced in cooperation with Ashley Ridge Optical.

Related Topic: While you’re donating a coat, think about donating to these local food banks.