WRAL-TV Takes to the Air to Collect Coats for Children

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WRAL-TV Takes to the Air to Collect Coats for Children
18th Annual Telethon On Friday, Dec 8th

Coats for the Children logo WRAL-TV will take to the airwaves to raise money and collect coats to keep needy children in the Triangle warm on Friday, December 8, 2006.   Volunteers will answer phones all day in the WRAL-TV studios for the 18th Annual Coats for the Children Telethon. 

The daylong telethon will raise money to buy new, warm winter clothing and undergarments for area children in need.  Telethon operators will accept pledges from 6:00am until 8pm. 

Cut-ins during all the WRAL newscasts will keep viewers updated on the progress of the telethon, and two half-hour specials at 12:30pm and 7pm will provide a special window into the event. N.C. Artist Allen Montague will be in the studio, creating impressionistic pieces live during the half hour specials.

Donations will not only help outfit children with the warm clothes they need this winter, viewers who call in pledges will have a chance to get special incentives themselves. Several copies of WRAL-TV Anchor Bill Leslie’s latest CD “I Am A River” and his holiday CD “Christmas in Carolina” will be up for grabs, as well as prints by Allen Montague. Other gifts certificates, prizes and tickets will be pledge incentives at different times during the telethon, as well as an Eric Staal autographed hockey glove, an Erik Cole autographed hockey stick and a Justin Williams autographed road helmet. So tune in to WRAL-TV to make your pledge possibly earn one of these special “thank you” gifts.

How to Help
Go to WRAL.com and look for the Blue Virtual Coat for more information, including how to donate online.

Every penny contributed goes to the Salvation Army. And viewers may designate which Army they would like to help. If you live in Durham, for example, and want to help there, WRAL will route your donation to that Salvation Army.

The sudden drop in temperatures has caused all of us to go into the closet for our warmest winter coats. With temperatures hovering around freezing, we bundle up before going outside. Some families can’t afford to provide any kind of a coat at all for their children. Make sure they stay warm this winter. Your generosity can go a long way towards making this a wonderful holiday season for those in need.

Go to WRAL.com and look for the Blue Virtual Coat for more information, including how to donate online.

Thank you for your support!

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