Our History

Coats for Christmas of Hancock County originated from the vision of City Dry Cleaning owner, Paul Kramer. In 1987, Kramer developed and launched a service project to provide a warm coat to those in need regardless of financial circumstances. Paul conceived the idea of an organized collection of gently used coats, donating his company’s services to clean those coats and distribution of the freshly cleaned coats to those in need without financial qualification. In 1997, the Hancock Leadership Alumni Association assumed responsibility for organizing and marketing the collection and distribution effort. Kramer continues to be actively involved inthe campaign by providing his business services to clean all of the coats that are donated. The youth of ENGAGE play a very important supporting role in the service project by collecting new hats and mittens to distribute also.

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Collection & Distribution

Collection Locations -- Coats in good condition may be donated at various locations throughout Findlay including, City Dry Cleaning (downtown) and Findlay City and Hancock County school buildings between November 27th and December 4th. Businesses or organizations who would like to collect coats may do so on their own and deliver them to City Dry Cleaning (downtown) by December 4th.

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Distribution Dates – Saturday, December 12 distribution will be from 9 am - 3 pm. Coats will be available again on Sunday, December 13 from 1 pm - 3 pm. There is no financial restriction for eligibility; therefore anyone in need of a coat or hat and mittens is welcome.

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