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

20 thoughts on “Winter coats for women and children”

    1. 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,

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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.


  3. 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?


        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?

    1. Hello Kristie, can you please call us at 403-264-1155 so we can confirm what you have and how we can handle the donation? 403-264-1155 Thank you!

  4. good morning i need help with winter clothes for my 3 boys and for me a 3 month old one 2 year old and another 10 year old right now i am in a house to help women refined nisa homes. I was a victim of domestic violence and I couldn’t get many clothes out of my house. I lost everything. I came from Portugal and came to Canada 3 years ago. I came to form a family with a Canadian but I was not good for me. if someone can help me with savers for my children thank you

    1. Hello Carina,
      Thank you for reaching out to us. It is best if you call us for support 403-264-1155 and we can help you out.

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