The Community Coat Exchange has been an ongoing event in Salt Lake City, Utah since 2005.
The event is held annually at Pioneer Park from 10am to 1pm the day after Thanksgiving.
The Coat Exchange is a collection and distribution of winter coats and other clothing items. The idea is for people to bring donations to any of the drop off centers before Thanksgiving or to the event itself. The drop off for Fairpark is All Chay restaurant, 500 North 1264 West. Chapman Library is the drop off for the Poplar Grove area, 577 South 900 West.
At the event, no questions are asked: If you need a coat, come get one. If you want to exchange a coat, bring the coat you want to donate and take one in exchange. If you have a donation of coats, we know people who can use them.
Left over coats are donated to the Crossroads Urban Center Thrift Store, a project of the Crossroads Urban Center which advocates for low income and homeless people. The Crossroads Urban Center Thrift Store gives clothes away to poor people and also sells clothes and other goods in its retail shop to the general public to help fund the Crossroads Urban Center programs.
Please call 801-502-1991 for more information.