FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- (Fort Wayne's NBC) Time is winding down to donate in this year's 'Coats for Kids' campaign. 

It's the 18th year the program has operated locally, having already delivered in excess of 55,000 winter coats through schools and social service organizations.

Collection for this year's campaign continues through Sunday, Dec. 3.

Organizers said so far they've collected more than 1,000 coats but more are needed to help kids in the community.

Donors can drop off new or "gently used" coats, hats, gloves and scarves at the following locations:

  • any Peerless Cleaner outlet
  • Kroger stores
  • YMCA locations
  • Penn Station restaurants
  • Parkview Orthopedic Hospital
  • Adams Radio (2000 Lower Huntington Road)

Online donations can be made at

The Coats for Kids drive is organized by the Volunteer Center, and the outerwear will be distributed by Fort Wayne firefighters.

Individuals or organizations seeking to receive coats from this year's campaign can contact the Volunteer Center at 260-424-3505 or via email at

Fort Wayne's NBC is a proud media sponsor for the program this year.