Winter Warmer Coat Drive 2023

What is the Winter Warmer Coat Drive?

Throughout November, we will be collecting good condition ‘pre-loved’ or brand-new winter coats so that we can support the families referred to our Food Bank, ahead of the winter season.

What are we collecting?

Men’s, women’s and children’s winter coats. All sizes from infant to adult XXL are needed. Parkas, puffer jackets, hooded coats, faux furs… we’ll take them all!

What requirements do we have?

We ask that the donated coats are in good condition. Please wash items before donating, and do not donate any items that have tears, stains or holes. A big part of our ethos is to extend dignity to our guests; if you wouldn’t wear it, we wouldn’t pass it on to one of our guests.

How can I donate?

You can drop off coats to the main Sufra building at 160 Pitfield Way, NW10 0PW between Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00.

If you are unable to donate within these hours, please leave them in our yellow collection bins outside of the building.

If you have collected lots of coats and you need help getting it to us – give us a call on 0203 441 1335 and we may be able to help!

Please get your coats to us by Friday 1st December.

I want more info!

Our Winter Warmer Distribution will provide coats for:

  • Local Brent residents struggling to make ends meet
  • Young families without enough money to buy new winter coats for their children
  • Refugees and Asylum seekers in Brent, who are facing their first winter in the UK

While Sufra are well known for providing food aid, we recognise that poverty affects all aspects of our guests lives. Over 23.6% of people living in Brent are working low paid jobs, and do not have sufficient wages to keep their families warm over the winter.

The Winter Warmer Coat distribution is just one part of the holistic support we’ll have provided our guests with this winter, including energy workshops and slow-cooker giveaways.

How else can I support the Coat Drive?

If you can collect a large amount of winter coats from your own networks, including your neighbours, place of worship or workplace, then we can support you. Email for more information.

Please get in touch if you would like a Coat Collection Bin to rally your community and collect as much as possible! The more donations we receive, the more families we will be able to support.

Together, we can keep hundreds of people in our community warm through the winter.

For an insight into last year’s Coat Drive (where we distributed over 1088 winter coats!), click here: Coats, glorious coats! – Sufra NW London (

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