For the 21% of Iowans living on low-incomes, having warm coats for their family is a costly luxury. Frigid weather has started once again. Sieda Community Action is working with community partners in Ottumwa to help keep our friends and neighbors warm this winter.

Thanks to all the wonderful donations, 579 adult and 338 children’s coats or jackets were given last winter. We are sure this will be another great year. ‘Share the warmth’ winter coats are hung at Sieda’s Wapello County Resource Center at 725 West Second Street, Ottumwa.

Sieda is collecting all sizes of new and gently used coats for men, women, and children. Please drop-off coats in the orange bins located at the following Ottumwa locations. If your business or group has collected for the coat drive please drop them at our 725 West Second Street, Ottumwa location.

      Look for the orange bins at participating partners

  • Ottumwa Community First Credit Union at
    • 739 E. Pennsylvania
    • 235 Richmond Ave.
    • 1940 Venture Drive (Inside Walmart)
  • Hy-Vee Stores
    • Hy-Vee Drug Town
    • North Hy-Vee
  • Ottumwa’s Old School Pinball and Arcade
  • Sieda Wapello Resource Center at 725 W. Second St.
  • Your Location? (call 641.682.8741 for an orange bin)

Thank you to our other supporting locations, John Deere, Seton Catholic School, and other locations that wish to stay private.

Once again, ‘share the warmth’ winter coats are available at Sieda’s Wapello County Resource Center at 725 W. Second in Ottumwa. For more information or if you have questions contact us at 641.682.8741 or