Special thanks to Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) for donating the shipping of the HUGSS (Helping Us Give School Supplies) & Coats for Kids backpacks. TOTE has been a steadfast HUGSS partner for over 10 years!







Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids is a project to help prepare children from low-income households for school. With your help, we plan to provide coats to 5,500 kids on Saturday, September 26th, 2015.  

Coat Distribution - Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

9am until coats last

The Salvation Army Community Center (1701 C Street)

Parking available on 16th St. entering off of A or C Streets - ID's and/or Documentation for children required

Frequently Asked Questions 


Who is eligible?

  • Children from low-income families enrolled in the Anchorage School District (grades K-12). Parents or guardians are the only ones eligible to receive supplies for their children. Click here to download the event flier.

When can I come?

  • Coat Distribution Saturday, September 26th - 9:00 a.m. until coats last Salvation Army Community Center 

Where can I get an application?

  • Applications are only available on distribution day, September 26th at Salvation Army Community Center (Coats) - there is no pre-registration required.

Do I need to bring my children?  

  • No, it is not necessary to bring your child if you know the correct spelling of the student's name, the grade they will be entering and the school they will be attending. 

Do you have a question that we didn't answer? Just call us at the HUGSS hotline: 64-HUGSS (644-8477)



How can I volunteer during the event?

May I host a collection drive at my work or church?

Where can I donate my coats?

  • New coats and gently used clean coats with working zippers can be donated at Lutheran Social Services of Alaska at 1303 West 33rd Avenue and Fireweed One Cleaners (500 Fireweed Lane). 

How can I make a financial donation to help purchase supplies?

  • Send a check made out to HUGSS & Coats to Lutheran Social Services of Alaska at 1303 West 33rd Avenue Anchorage, AK 99503.  

 Do you have a question that we didn't answer? Just call us at 64-HUGSS (644-8477)


Partnering to prepare Anchorage kids for a successful school year:
Anchorage School District, Catholic Social Services, Lutheran Social Services,
The Salvation Army, 3M, Carlile Transportation, Fireweed Cleaners, First National Bank of Alaska, Fred Meyer, Providence Health & Services Alaska, Color Art Printing, AT&T, GCI,  Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE), Walmart and Wells Fargo