Too often children go without winter coats to keep them warm during the coldest months. That’s why we teamed up with local organizations in Columbus and Chillicothe to help provide hundreds of winter coats to children in need.

“When you’re able to give a coat to a kid with the tags on and let them know that it’s theirs, and hasn’t been used by anybody else, it’s amazing,” said Mario Dovell, center manager of the William H. Adams Community Center.

In Columbus, AEP Ohio partnered with Starfish Assignment and the Columbus Division of Police to provide more than 300 coats. Community Liaison Officers with the Columbus Police will share these coats with kids at schools, community centers, and in their neighborhoods as needed throughout the season.

“These children absolutely light up when they receive new coats,” said Tony Rogers, community liaison officer, Columbus Division of Police.

In Chillicothe, AEP Ohio employees donated two truckloads full of coats to the Cavalier Closet to help middle and high school students.

Thanks to our amazing employees and partners for making this happen. Great things happen when we all work together.


15 responses to “Helping Provide Warmth This Winter

  1. I volunteer in Syracuse Ohio at a thrift store called The Mustard Seed Thrift Store. If you want to, you could bring some of your coats here and we will give them to needy families.

  2. Dear Sir/Madam I thi this is an excellent ideal to give children coats.”This is the vision of American Power and Electric. It is all about the reasons of people staying warm and cool.Putting in windows, installation,and giving out appliances like refrigerators that are conducive to AEP mission.

  3. How can Children in Madison County get on the Charity list? So often Columbus is mentioned (Charity Newsies services Columbus Children)

    Thank you

    1. Hi Cathy. Thanks so much for your comment. This was just one example of the many community events we hold throughout our service territory. We try to reach every single location but, of course, it’s difficult to hit them all. We’re passing on your comment and will be sure to keep you in mind as we schedule future events.

    1. Hi Jack. Sorry to hear about this. We would like to help; unfortunately, the coat drive has ended. We recommend that you visit for more information.

    1. Hi Farhiyo. Unfortunately, our winter coat drive is over. If you need help, we’d recommend visiting

    1. Hi Glenda. Unfortunately, the coat drive has already happened. If you want more information, please check out

    1. Hello Kayla, the coats for this event are allocated ahead of time, but if you’re need of a coat or any other form of assistance, we encourage you to visit for support.

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