Hamilton County Kids Coats Comes to Fishers
Writer / Laurie Quinn
Hamilton County Kids Coats is a not-for-profit organization that started with three women from Carmel United Methodist Church in 2004. Funded by the church and the Good Samaritan Network, they gave away over 400 coats that year. Throughout the years, the need of coats has grown, and new locations have been added.
This year, there are five locations for Hamilton County including a Fishers location* for the first time.
“I am excited that Fishers has truly embraced this mission and welcomed Hamilton County Kids Coats into the community,” says Linda Withrow, Executive Director for the organization.
Laurie Quinn, Commons Manager for Crosspoint Church and the Fishers Director for Hamilton County Kids Coats, has two team members, Mary Hinkebein and Paolina Anthony from St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church. Together, these ladies and other local businesses and organizations are teaming up to provide warm winter wear for families in Hamilton County at the Fishers location.
There are donation sites all over Fishers to drop off clean, gently used or new coats to help fuel the mission of Hamilton County Kids Coats such as at Crosspoint Church and St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church. There are also some at New Hope Presbyterian Church, Delaware Township building and at the Fall Creek Township building.
The mission of the organization is to “serve those in our county in need of warm winter wear and connect them with resources and churches, so they may grow in the warmth of Christ’s love,” states Withrow.
She would also like to ask that you not purchase winter wear from Goodwill as this is where the families that Hamilton County Kids Coats serves often shop, so it is important to leave that winter inventory intact.
If you would like to set up an appointment to receive a coat, there are several ways to do so. One way is to sign up online at kidscoats.org (click on Appointments). A second way is to make an appointment via email by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 317-324-8818. There will be walk-in times available from 2-3 p.m. November 14.