COLD, rainy and windy days are synonymous with Ballarat and this year the Eureka Mums are hoping to supply more than 300 less fortunate children with coats for winter.
Following on from last year's successful campaign, the Coats for Kids appeal is set to get underway on June 1.
Eureka Mums founder Erin Malone said they were expecting this year to be much bigger than the last when they collected 200 winter coats.
"A lot of people last year said they wanted to take part but didn't know about it until after it was over," she said.
The group is aiming to get as many pre-loved coats and jackets as possible in the sizes 0 to 10.
"For some families, the cost of purchasing new winter coats for several children each year is just too much," Ms Malone said.
"Coats for Kids gives children a chance to pass on their too small coat and directly assist another child just like them."
To help with the appeal in 2015, it will form part of the 3BA Christmas in July appeal as well as part of the Rug Up Winter festival set to be held at the Ballarat Mining Exchange.
Schools, kinders, workplaces and childcare centres are urged to hold coat drives to help support the appeal.
For more information about the appeal visit www.eurekamums.org or email email@example.com