WRAL-TV 22nd Annual Coats for Children Telethon Today
On Friday, December 10, 2010, WRAL-TV’s Studio A will become a hub of warm activity. The 22nd Annual Coats for the Children Telethon takes to the airwaves at 6am.
Volunteers will work the phone bank until 8pm, while WRAL-TV personalities appeal for pledges during the day’s newscasts and a 7pm special broadcast. CBC makes the effort each year to provide winter coats for children in need in the Triangle.
The morning, noon and evening newscasts will be peppered with cut-ins to the phone bank to in WRAL-TV’s Studio A. Two one-hour specials, at 1pm and 7pm, will include extended looks into the need in the Triangle.
Call 1-877-543-2628 anytime between 6am – 8pm on Fri, Dec 10th to make a credit card donation
Make an online donation
or find the list of drop-off locations
Special thank you gifts will be given throughout the day, for callers at specific times and dollar amounts. CDs from Lady Antebellum and WRAL’s own anchors Pam Saulsby & Bill Leslie will be offered, as well as theatre and Museum of Art, Disney on Ice and other tickets. WRAL-TV Weather Center personalities Greg Fishel & Elizabeth Gardner will offer behind-the-scenes station tours, as well as Tracker the Newshound.
The area near the WRAL fountain will become a winter wonderland as snow is promised, and not the kind that will cause traffic headaches.
Various guests will appear during the specials throughout the day. Many businesses, schools and other organizations will generously present checks and coats. WRAL’s Smart Shopper Faye Prosser will appear and offer Q&As and more. Tune in to see the excitement WRAL has in store!
For a full list of the impressive line-up of thank you gifts, visit the Coats for the Children section of WRAL.com. The incentives are based on time of call and pledge amount.
The need in the Triangle is greater than ever. WRAL-TV viewers are always so generous helping others during the Coats Telethon. We are looking forward to another record response. Let’s help keep the children in our community warm!