Winter coats for women and children

Let’s face it, winters in Calgary are cold.

But for many women and children they can be even colder.
Many women in Calgary are silently suffering from critical social issues including income, housing, and food insecurity. In 2010, 90% of the women who used the Centre were living in poverty.

For many women, buying new winter coats after paying for food, rent and supplies can be almost impossible.

“We hear from so many women and mothers who are frantically scrambling to find winter coats when the snow begins to fall. Finding warm clothing in the winter is a huge issue for many women and families living in poverty,” says Aimar Bracho.

After realizing the growing need, the Women’s Centre partnered with Project Warmth, a local organization to distribute donated winter coats and items to women in need.

Project Warmth Society of Alberta is a registered charitable association that was formed to assist the homeless and the underprivileged with winter coats.

Blankets, gloves, sleeping bags, scarves, parkas, and items of warm clothing are gathered year round from generous Calgarians and cleaned for distribution to those in need.

Bins are placed in the many fire stations and halls throughout the City to accommodate the clothing and related items, and arrangements can be made for the pick-up of items people wish to donate.

According to Jaime, the Women’s Centre is their largest agency partner, helping to hand out thousands of winter coats to women in need.

“The Women’s Centre is the biggest recipient of winter coats in the city. Last year we gave out over 15,000 winter items, with the majority of them going to the Women’s Centre. It’s great to be able to help out.”

If you would like to volunteer or donate winter coats to Project Warmth, please contact 403-250-1405 or email admin@projectwarmth.com.

14 Responses to Winter coats for women and children

  1. roxana moran says:

    Mothers of 3 teenage daughters in desperate need of winter coats. Please help if possible.

    • Staff says:

      Hi Roxana,

      Please give us a call at 403-264-1155 and we can help you get a referral for warm jackets, gloves and hats.

  2. I have some winter scarfs and coats to donate for teens. says:

    Please let me know where I can drop off

    • Staff says:

      Hi there! You can drop off donations at the Centre anytime during regular hours (Monday-Thursday 9:30am-8:30pm and Fridays from 9:30am-1pm). We are at #39 – 4th Street NE.
      Thank you,
      Sarelle

  3. Linda says:

    I have many hand knit hats and mitts for children which I have made expressly for this purpose
    which I’d like to drop off.

  4. sar says:

    hi
    im desperately looking for knee length jacket or coat for myself and one jacket that is good for minus temperature for my 6 yearl old son he goes to school and feel so cold and i feel so awkward 🙁 i need jacket mittens hat for him please help
    thank you.

    • Staff says:

      Hi there!

      We partner with an organization called Project Warmth which can provide you and your son with jackets and winter gear. Give us a call at 403-264-1155 and ask to get a referral for project warmth.

      Thanks!

  5. in need of ski suit says:

    im in need of a ski suit where can i go to get one

    • Staff says:

      Hi!

      Feel free to give us a call at 403-264-1155 and ask to get a jacket through Project Warmth.

      Thanks

  6. racene says:

    i just went homeless and my baby whos one. has a jacket.i got him one. but everytime i try go get one for myself i cant affored it.please i dont really know what to do or where to go for mself?

    • Staff says:

      Hi Racene,

      Give us a call and we can get you a jacket through Project Warmth. Our number is 403-264-1155.

      • www.Mellodyburke@gmail.com says:

        Hi, my name is Mellody. I didn’t no how or where to begin to get help with getting a winter coat, I went out on a limb and tried asking for help, and wow !!! I was immediately given your number,,,is it to late to try and get a winter coat?