Coats for Kids

The Children’s Charities Foundation has distributed brand new winter coats to more than 18,000 children from (30) thirty local charities and community organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area valued at more than $270,000.

Charities were selected in advance so that each child receives an appropriate size coat. Money to purchase the coats are raised at the Children’s Charities Foundation BasketBALL Gala, the BB&T Classic basketball tournament, and local BB&T Branches throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Last year we provided coats to the 2,000 reported homeless children in DC for the second year based on accounting in the national Point In Time study. Additionally, thousands more coats were distributed in Northern Virginia and neighboring Maryland counties.

The kid’s coat giveaway is in its seventh year and is one of hundreds of projects the Foundation has funded that offers help to disadvantage youth. Along with CCF, the D.C. Children’s Trust Fund was instrumental in identifying local organizations serving children in need of a suitable winter coat.

If you would like to host a community service project to raise funds to purchase coats for children in the area please contact us at

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