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2017 GIVE A KID A COAT 30th CAMPAIGN WEEKEND KICKOFF


     The 2017 Give A Kid A Coat campaign kicked off this past Friday during a live event with WGHP/Fox8 and 1075KZL/Rock92 at the A Cleaner World located at 2527 Eastchester Drive in High Point.  This year’s kickoff garnered 645 coats at the kickoff location with a total of 3,260 coats collected at all A Cleaner World locations throughout the area.  The event was filled with visits by radio and television personalities, as well as a performance by the Southwest High School Band.  Biscuitville, Carter Brothers, and Hardees provided biscuits and Krispy Kreme sent doughnuts to enjoy throughout the morning.  Tickets to the Thomas Rhett concert and the Monster Truck Jam were given away along with Hardees and Bojangles food coupons.  Overhead Door, who is the Fox8 media sponsor for this campaign sent several representatives to join in the festivities.
     The Piedmont area Give A Kid A Coat campaign collected, cleaned, and distributed 17,084 coats in 2015 through The Salvation Army.  Since its inception in 1987, the campaign has distributed 823,577 coats.  The 2017 campaign began Friday, January 6th and will conclude on Saturday, February 11th.  
     Residents wishing to participate in this year’s campaign can bring their outgrown coats or coats no longer being worn to any A Cleaner World location.  Coats will be cleaned, repaired, and given to The Salvation Army for distribution to needy children and adults.  Distribution will begin in early January, and more details will be provided via the A Cleaner World, Fox8, 1075KZL, Rock92, and Salvation Army websites.
     This year, the campaign has been opened up to churches, schools, businesses, community and civic groups that would like to collect coats and drop them off at any A Cleaner World location as well.
    Give A Kid A Coat is sponsored by A Cleaner World, WGHP/Fox8, 1075KZL, Rock92, and The Salvation Army.  For additional information, please call Dianne Berberich at 336-841-4188.