Give A Kid A Coat

In 1987, A Cleaner World kicked off the Give A Kid A Coat program with Kyle Petty and his son donating the first coat at The Salvation Army headquarters in Greensboro. Twenty-seven years and over 770,000 coats later, the program continues to be successful. "The design is simple," said Chris Edwards, President of A Cleaner World. "Area residents check their closets for coats they've outgrown or no longer wear. They drop them off at any A Cleaner World where we clean them and do minor repairs. The Salvation Army then picks up the coats and distributes them to folks in need."

The 2013 campaign kicked off Friday, October 11 with a live remote held at the A Cleaner World located at 2527 Eastchester Drive in High Point.  Five hundred seventy-five coats were collected during the event.  This year's campaign will also include an Elementary and Middle School Challenge where students and parents are encouraged to drop off coats at A Cleaner World stores in exchange for points.  The schools with the most points will be awarded donations to their Parent Teacher Organizations.  The 2012 elementary school winners were 1st place Cornerstone Charter Academy in Greensboro and 2nd place Hasty Elementary in Thomasville.  The middle school winners were 1st place Kernodle Middle in Greensboro and 2nd place Meadowlark Middle in Winston-Salem.  Thirty-two elementary and ten middle schools donated 1,446 coats through this special drive.  The 2013 Give A Kid A Coat campaign will wrap up on Saturday, November 16.  

Coats donated before October 11 or after November 16th will be donated to the Salvation Army’s Family Stores as part of the Donate Goods…Do Good Campaign.  Only the coats donated during the campaign will be cleaned, repaired and given free to families in need.  Please help us make sure that no child has to stand at the bus stop without a warm coat.

Give A Kid A Coat is sponsored by A Cleaner World, WGHP/Fox 81075KZL, and The Salvation Army.

For additional information, contact Chris Edwards at 336-841-4188.