Coats for Kids celebrates 19 years

Mariam Mackar
Created: September 30, 2020 08:40 AM

The Northland is full of organizations working to help the community and Coats for Kids has been one of them for nearly two decades.


Pat and Carla Ringold organized this fundraiser with the simple goal of making sure no child in the Northland is cold in the winter.
Over the years, the community has rallied around this movement- with thousands of coats being collected for kids.

The Ringolds, alongside of multiple community partners, have collected over 25,000 coats in total during their 19 years.

This year there are 12 drop off sites in the area. Collection begins October 1st and ends October 31st, with the Salvation Army distributing the coats November 11-13.

Drop off sites:

  • Walmart- 4740 Mall Drive, Hermantown and 3705 Tower Avenue, Superior
  • Lake Superior Cleaners- 1310 Ogden Avenue, Superior
  • Benna Ford- 30222 Tower Avenue, Superior
  • Haunted Shack (Haunted Ridge/ Ru-Ridge Corn Maze)- 1781 County Road 1, Carlton
  • Midwest Communications- 11 East Superior Street, Duluth
  • Altec Industries - 1255 Port Terminal Road, Duluth
  • Cub Foods- 615 W. Central Entrance, Duluth
  • Como Oil & Propane- 5820 Old Highway 61, Duluth and 614 Recycle Drive, Two Harbors
  • Ruth House - 632 Grand Avenue, Superior
  • Salvation Army- 916 Hughitt Avenue, Superior


Mariam Mackar

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