On Friday, December 9, 2011, WRAL-TV’s Studio A will become a hub of warm activity. The 23nd 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.
Call 1-877-543-2628 anytime between 6am – 8pm on Fri, Dec 9th to make a credit card donation
Make an online donation
or find the list of drop-off locations
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.
Donors will be eligible for thank-you prizes throughout the day, based on the time of their call and pledge amount. Click for a complete list, including an autographed guitar from American Idol Scotty McCreery.
Donate gently-used winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves. A new toy to make a child’s holiday brighter can also be donated. WRAL is also asking the public to donate other winter clothing items, including gently-used gloves and hats, and new underwear and socks to completely outfit a child for the winter months. Any size coat will be accepted.
Support WRAL’s Coats for the Children and share the joy of giving!
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Debbie Tullos for this capcom story & graphic.