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Share the Warmth!

As the temperatures drop, United Way of Mahaska County (UWMC) and our partner agency, New Hope Community Inc., get to work to keep our community warm. The Annual Winter Coat Drive collects winter outerwear and distributes it to those in need in our community. The drive offers locals a chance to clean out their closets and make an impact during the season of giving. Scroll down for more information about this year's drive. 


In order to share the warmth, we need YOUR help. Bring your clean, new or gently used winter coats, hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, boots, snowpants, and other winter outerwear to any of our collections sites during the drive. All donated items are given to people in need at no charge, and no questions asked. For information about recieving a winter coat, contact New Hope Community at 641-676-1601 or 641-676-1602.

Note: We ask that ONLY donations of winter outerwear be made at collection sites. Donations of other items including sweatshirts, fall jackets, rain coats, ball caps, etc. should be made directly to New Hope Community Center at 308 5th Ave. West. 

Collection Locations

  • Central United Methodist Church
  • Oskaloosa Fareway
  • Gatton Realty
  • Hawkeye Realty
  • Homestead of Oskaloosa
  • Oskaloosa Hy-Vee
  • KBOE/KMZN Radio Station
  • Mahaska Bottling
  • Mahaska Drug
  • MidwestOne Bank
  • Musco Lighting
  • New Hope Community INC.
  • Oskaloosa Public Library
  • Remax Realty
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church
  • United Way of Mahaska County
  • Mahaska County Outreach
  • Mahaska County YMCA
  • First Christian Church


Volunteers are needed to help with the weekly collection and preparation of donations. For more information on this service opportunity, contact United Way using the information below.
United Way of Mahaska County