Kevin & Carrie Smith

Makenzie's Parents and Chief Transportation Directors

Meet Our Team

Find your inner power by helping others

If you would still  like to host a collection we would love to get you boxes and information. These coats collected will help us fulfill requests that come to us from schools, agencies, individuals etc.  

Our Mission

Urgent Projects

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Reach Out

Organize a coat drive and make a difference


the earth


those in need


for peace

Makenzie's Coat Closet was founded in 2006, since then over 30,000 coats and countless hats, scarves and gloves have been collected and distributed to those in need.

We had another very successful year!! We were able to gather over 3500 items and distribute. Our open distribution day was held on Dec. 4 with over 2000 coats going into the hands of so many in need. We also were blessed to have monetary donations made that allowed us to purchase new coats in sizes that are in high demand. Thank you to all who supported us in any way! 

Makenzie Smith

Founder and Executive Director


The mission of Makenzie's Coat Closet is to ensure that the less fortunate have a means to ensure that they have a coat to keep themselves warm. Every coat donated is given away free of charge to anyone that needs assistance.

Makenzie’sCoat Closet

Hayden & Delaney Smith

Expert Coat Sorters

Started as a seven year old's mission to keep the less fortunate warm.

Serving the Kentuckiana area.