Special Volunteer Projects

Coat Closet - Coat Distribution

Each winter, Catholic Charities collects and distributes over 1,000 winter coats to people in need of a little extra warmth. This is made possible by generous donations from local parishes, schools, community groups, and individuals. Hundreds of these coats are given out at the Coat Closet. Volunteers are needed to organize coat donations, hang up coats, create a welcoming shopping space, and greet shoppers. This is a fun and engaging opportunity – perfect for families, school groups, and ministry groups.

Please note volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. This volunteer activity is not appropriate for volunteers under 15 year of age.

The Coat Closet is located in the Multipurpose Room of St. Francis Xavier Church at 2815 O Street SE, DC 20020.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Saturday Morning