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.