We wouldn't be able to help our homeless without your kind contributions. There are many ways in which you can donate.

Top 5 Needed Items!

Coats, Hats, Boots, Gloves, Sleeping Bags!

Your gifts are very much appreciated. We'll consider other items and be happy to arrange pick up!


Stuff the bus!

The concept is a simple one. We provide the bus and you host the event. We are always in need of hats, gloves, boots, sleeping bags, and of course coats! Any items to help the cause are welcome. This is a fun event that doesn't require much effort and is a great way to be involved. We do most of the work! Sure, we love new items, but we'll gladly accept your gently used clothing as well.


Not sure what to donate? A monetary donation will help tremendously! It takes lots of fuel to operate our donation bus. Repairs can be costly too! Without safe and reliable transportation we couldn't provide for the needy. You can feel assured knowing your donation is put to work helping us stay operational. And using PayPal, a trusted network, the utmost care is taken to protect your information. Please donate today!

CORPORATE sponsorship

There are many ways in which your generosity can help our veterans and families stay warmer in the cold winter months. This could include hosting a "Stuff The Bus" event, donation of unwanted vehicles, fundraisers, or your other creative ideas! We'd love to hear from you. Because of your kindness, we can help prevent those that have sacrificed so much for our country from freezing to death.

gas  card

We affectionately refer to our old blue bus as Nelson and he takes a lot of fuel to get us to where we need to be. He’s a thirsty old fellow but a great asset to our organization. You can show your appreciation to Nelson, as we do, by donating a gas gift card. It’s simple and easy. Please mail to:


Youngstown Blue Coats

PO Box 224

Hubbard, Ohio 44425

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The mission is simple. In America, nobody should freeze to death. We bridge the gap between the shelters and homeless camps in the winter. We march out into the woods in late evening hours looking for homeless. We give them coats, hats, gloves, sleeping bags, boots, tents, tarps, and socks. We look even harder for our Veterans. They're usually found helping other people. We do this with no questions asked, no middle man, and we are all volunteers. We say "we" a lot because we are a family. Many people united with one goal. This isn't one of those puppy commercials with the music in the background. This is freezing your butt off, soaking wet from sleet, marching through the woods in the dark, shivering, hoping you don't fall in the river again, emotionally draining work that takes its toll on even the hardest Marines. We go to where the people are. We go to where the homeless call home. We make sure they stay warm. It's that simple.



Youngstown Blue Coats

PO Box 224

Hubbard, Ohio 44425


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