Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids 2018

Coats for Kids is an annual event that collects and distributes new and gently used, warm winter coats to the children of Bay County. The law firm of Manuel & Thompson and WJHG are proud to sponsor this event through its 16th year.

Collection Dates:    September 10th– October 26th

Distribution Dates: October 15th – November 9th


Coat Collection

  • Begins September 10th and ends October 26th
  • Drop off CHILDREN’S coats only at any of the 40 collection sites throughout Bay County.


Coat Distribution

  • Begins October 15th and ends November 9th
  • An order form is available for schools, charities, etc. that need multiple coats
  • Requests will be filled in the order that they are received
  • More than 30 schools, nursing homes, and charity organizations received coats


2017 FACTS

  • Received 1624 coats (30% were adult coats) and monetary donation
  • Distributed more than 1600 coats to schools and charity organizations
  • With the monetary donations, we were able to purchase enough coats to fill every coat order received.


2018 Collection Sites

Bauman Chiropractic

Bay County Courthouse

Bay County Sheriff’s Office

Bay High School

Bay Medical Center

Bayside Church

Beacon Accounting

Broward Hall Agency

Cardiovascular Institute

Dr. Eric Berry, DMD

Dr. Michael Hanson

Emerald Coast OBGYN

First Choice Physical Therapy

Granny Cantrell’s

Gulf Coast Electric

Gulf Dental Center


Hiland Park Baptist Church


Innovations Credit Union

J.R. Arnold High School

Liberty Baptist Church

Lynn Haven Dry Cleaners

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

Manuel & Thompson, P.A.


News Herald

Northstar Church

Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union

Perfect Smiles Panama City

Sister’s Medical Clinic

St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club


University Academy

Veteran Affairs Nursing Home

Woman’s Club of Panama City


Two Men & a Truck