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Coats for Kids Distribution

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The Salvation Army Indiana Division

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Coats for Kids Volunteers

Help us distribute coats to children in need in Indianapolis through our socially distant drive-thru distribution event! This first shift of volunteers will help in a variety of ways to make the process run smoothly and get coats out to families through the drive-thru system. Such volunteer tasks include:

Outside team - This team will help check cars in as they arrive, as well as direct traffic flow throughout their shift.

Team lead - This individual will greet the cars as they drive up to the station and take down the children's coat sizes. Report to the point person behind the curtain. Once coats have been pulled, this person will let the client choose their color and hand the coat to the client.

Point Person - This individual will take the coat sizes and report them to the coat runners via walkie talkie.

Boys/Girls Coat Runner - Depending on the need of the client, there will be one runner for boys coats and one for girls coats. As needs are reported by the point person, runners will pull coats in the appropriate sizes for the gender and bring them to the front of the curtain to the team lead.

Hat/Glove Runner - There will be one individual on each team assigned to pull hats and gloves for each client. When the age/gender of a child is reported by the point person, this runner will pull the appropriate hat and glove set for the child and bring them to the team lead at the front of the curtain.

Walk-in team - This group will assist with serving families that walk into the event, rather than driving. This role will have the most direct contact with clients, but safety protocols will still be strictly enforced to keep our volunteers and clients safe.

We will also have a handful of general runners who will help to keep the coat racks stocked with the appropriate size/gender on their appropriate racks in each section.

This is a great opportunity for a group bonding activity or a student athlete group to participate together! Volunteers 13 and older may volunteer; minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate.

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About The Salvation Army Indiana Division


3100 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208, US

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Using both paid staff and volunteers, we repond to disasters locally, nationally and internationally. Moreover, we repond to individual plights within Indiana whether the circumstances involve domestic violence, substance abuse, at risk children, homelessness, joblessness and other situations where people need help and training. We have multiple programs and service-specific centers in and around Indiana. We have special events as fundraisers, donation collections and to increase awareness. "Need knows no season" so we are in constant pursuit of finding ways to make a difference and offer the gift of God's love.

Children & Youth


Sat Oct 17, 2020
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM  


1202 E. 38th StreetIndianapolis, IN 46205



  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers are to arrive at 11:00am for check in and orientation. Shift will end at 3pm.

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