WRAL-TV 17th Annual Coats for the Children Campaign Underway
Donate Coats Through Dec. 31st
For the 17th year, WRAL is collecting warm winter clothing and money for Salvation Army families in need.
Beginning November 19th through December 31st, WRAL and its community partners, Jiffy Lube and Capital Bank, invite the public to donate new or gently used coats at any of their participating locations in Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Spring Lake, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Clayton, Wake Forest, Morrisville, Oxford, Pittsboro, Sanford, Siler City, and Goldsboro.
In addition to the need for clean coats, WRAL is asking the public to donate other winter clothing items including gently used gloves, hats, and new underwear, t-shirts and socks to completely outfit a child for the winter months. Any size coat will be accepted; however, larger sizes for teens and adults are in particular demand.
On Friday, December 9th, WRAL will broadcast a daylong “Coats For The Children Telethon,” raising money to buy warm winter clothing and undergarments. Telethon operators will accept pledges from 6:00 am until midnight. The telethon includes three half-hour specials at 12:30 pm, 7pm, and 11:35 pm.
Since 1989, WRAL has collected over 82,000 coats and raised over $700,000 to provide winter clothing for Salvation Army families.
WRAL thanks its community partners at Jiffy Lube and Capital Bank for their support of this project.
Anyone who would like more information about drop-off locations, participating Salvation Army branches.
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Loretta Harper-Arnold for this capcom story.