WRAL To Hold Annual Day-Long “Coats For The Children Telethon” on Friday, Dec 12th

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 12, 2008.   Volunteers will answer phones all day in the WRAL-TV studios for the 20th 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 6am until 8pm.

Find out more about how you can help WRAL-TV provide Coats for the Children this winter.

Call in anytime during those hours (877-543-2628) to pledge a donation on your credit card.

WRAL-TV will be live on the air with the telethon from 1-1:30pm and again from 7-7:30pm, taking calls and sharing holiday cheer.

Donors will be eligible for thank-you prizes throughout the day, based  on the time and the amount of the pledge.

Available Thank You Prizes…Just for Calling In & Making a Pledge

  • Any donation, in any amount, between 6am and 8 pm earns a Jiffy Lube coupon book with $150 in savings certificates.
  • The first caller to pledge $375 between 6:30 and 7 a.m. gets four NC Theatre tickets to one of these 2009 plays: Miss Saigon, Sound of Music or Westside Story
  • Between 8 and 9 a.m., the first two callers with $50 credit card pledges receive Tift Merritt’s latest CD, “Another Country” and a Tift T-shirt.
  • The first caller to pledge $1,500 receives a night in the American Tobacco skybox for a Durham Bulls game. The package includes 30 game tickets and $200 worth of refreshments.
  • Between 9 and 10 a.m., first caller to pledge $150 gets two tickets to Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker performance Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Between 10 and 11 a.m., the first caller to pledge $100 receives 2 tickets to Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker Dec. 28 matinee performance at 12:30 p.m.
  • Between noon and 12:30 p.m., the first 25 callers to pledge $150 receive four tickets to the NC Symphony/Jim Brickman holiday concert at the new Durham Performing Arts Center.
  • During the live telethon special from 1-1:30 p.m., the first 20 callers to pledge $100 credit card get Bill Leslie’s new CD, “Blue Ridge Reunion.”
  • The first three callers to pledge $85, will receive a $25 gift certificate to the American Tobacco Campus restaurant of choice. Alternatives are Cafe Zen, Mellow Mushroom, Saladelia Cafe, Symposium Cafe and Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom.
  • The first 5 callers to make a $150 credit card pledge receive Bill Leslie’s new book, “Blue Ridge Reunion.”
  • During the live telethon special from 7 to 7:30 p.m., the first donor to pledge $350 will earn a “behind the scenes” WRAL Tour with Debra Morgan!
  • This first caller with a $250 credit card pledge receives 2 tickets to Tift Merritt’s solo concert May 1, Fletcher Auditorium, plus a backstage pass to meet Tift!
  • The first two callers with a $400 credit card pledge receive dinner for two at Raleigh’s Taverna Agora with WRAL’s Gerald Owens, Debra Morgan and Valonda Calloway!

Phone lines will stay open for 30 minutes after the 7 p.m. program to take extra calls and pledges.

Call 877-543-2628 on December 12th from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. to donate to Coats for the Children.

Thanks to WRAL.com for this capcom story.



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