Winter Coat and Clothing Drive

2022 Winter Coat and Clothing Drive

From November 14 through December 9, Kent State University will be collecting clean, gently used or new items for all ages including warm clothing, hats, gloves, scarves, and sweaters. Look for large boxes with Winter Coat and Clothing Drive signs at the buildings listed below. Winter coat and clothing donations will go to the Winter Warm Up Stations at the Williamson House, Student Center CARES Center room 106, Schwartz Center room 261, and Tri-Towers; and the Phyllis Zumkehr Portage County Clothing Center, which provides items to homeless individuals, families, elderly, and veterans in need free of charge. Stop by the Winter Warm-Up Stations and take what you need.

Donation bins are located:

  • Center for Undergraduate Excellence first floor room 151
  • DI Hub second floor lobby
  • Library first floor lobby
  • MAC Center main lobby
  • Schwartz room 261 (above admissions)
  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center lobby
  • Tri-Towers front desk lobby
  • Williamson House first floor front desk lobby

Winter Warm-Up Stations (Take what you need to stay warm!) are located:

  • Williamson House 
  • Student Center 1st floor outside room 106
  • Schwartz room 261 (above admissions)
  • Tri-Towers front desk lobby

The Winter Coat and Clothing Drive is coordinated by Kent State's CARES Center, Career Exploration and Development, Community Engaged Learning, Department of Athletics, Design Innovation, LaunchNET, Kent State Student Center, Office of Sustainability, the Women's Center, and Undergraduate Student Government.

2022 Donation Poster 11x17

2022 Warm Up Station Poster 11x17

2022 Digital Screen

In 2021, 1,125 pounds of clothing was collected and donated to the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center. At warm up stations the following items were used:127 coats and jackets; 103 sweatshirts/sweaters; 39 hats; and 29 gloves.