Coat Day is an initiative led by the not for profit, community based youth committee called “Enormity”, which was founded on the North-West Coast of Tasmania in 1996. This annual appeal collects and distributes donated coats and winter woolens for the homeless and needy. Mayor Steve Martin of Devonport is the founder and mentor of “Enormity” and the Devonport City Council has been a supporter of the “Coat Day” initiative since 2010.
Saturday July 7th 2018 marks the twentieth anniversary of “Coat Day” and the group is hoping that this will be the year that they reach their target of collecting 100,000 coats. Only 800 more coats are needed for this goal to be achieved. The City of Devonport is requesting that members of Mayors for Peace support this initiative, either by promoting this cause, or donating to it.