WRAL-TV Coats For The Children Telethon A Success

WRAL-TV Coats For The Children Telethon A Success

WRAL-TV met with great success in its 12th Annual Coats For The Children Telethon. During the telethon on Friday, December 8, WRAL-TV raised over $118,000, at least a $30,000 increase over the 1999 totals. Triangle residents generously responded to the need for winter clothing for less fortunate Triangle families.

The money raised will buy new, warm clothing for needy children in the Triangle. Senior Producer Phyllis Parish said, “The project was a great example of WRAL’s mission statement – excellence, integrity and teamwork.”

Over 100 volunteers manned the phone lines during the telethons to record pledges. Volunteers included members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity from NC State, Shaw and St. Augustine’s College; Broughton High School students; Athens Drive High School Key Club members and employees of area businesses such as EDS, Reichhold Chemicals and Alltel.

Coats, warm winter clothing and donations will be accepted through December 31, at WRAL-TV, Jiffy Lube & Alltel locations.

Students from Exploris Middle School present coats to WRAL’s Mark Roberts.

Donations totalled over $118,000 for the day

WSM’s Gary Hahn makes a presentation to WRAL’s David Crabtree.
Thanks to all who made this event a success and answered the need in the Triangle community.
Renee McCoy interviews Joyner Elementary School teacher Laura Ford & student Gabrielle Howard (daughter of WRAL’s Phyllis Parish).

Peggy Nikola has knitted winter caps for the telethon for years. She starts in October, and knits 24 caps each year.

Volunteers answered busy phone lines during the telethon.

WRAL’s Shelly Leslie helps collect coats.

Donations will be accepted through December 31st.


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