2015 GIVE A KID A COAT 29th CAMPAIGN NOW UNDERWAY
The 2015 Give A Kid A Coat campaign kicked off this morning by collecting 579 coats during a live event with WGHP/Fox8 and 1075KZL at the A Cleaner World located at 2527 Eastchester Drive in High Point. The event was filled with visits by radio and television personalities, and the High Point University band and cheerleaders along with the Panther mascot. Southwest High School Band also performed at the event. Biscuitville and Carter Brothers provided biscuits and Krispy Kreme sent doughnuts to enjoy along with coffee and hot chocolate provided by The Salvation Army. Several sets of tickets to Wake Forest football games were given away, as well as an autographed mini helmet and football from the Carolina Panthers. Campers Inn, who are media sponsors for the campaign, came by with a large RV to help us collect coats early this morning.
The Piedmont area Give A Kid A Coat campaign collected, cleaned, and distributed, through The Salvation Army, 17,832 coats in 2014 and has collected, cleaned, and distributed 806,493 coats since the campaign’s inception in 1987. The 2015 campaign began today and will end on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
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 November, and more details will be provided at that time.
This year Give A Kid A Coat has again issued a challenge to area elementary schools. From October 9th through November 7th, area elementary schools should encourage parents and students to check their closets for coats to donate to Give A Kid A Coat. Those wishing to participate must drop off coats at A Cleaner World. The donor should indicate which school they want to receive credit. A Cleaner World will keep track of the points. One point will be credited per coat up to 10 points maximum per family. Points will be tallied on Monday, November 9th, and winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 10th on Fox 8 Morning Show and WKZL 107.5 radio. Prizes will be awarded as follows: first place $500, second place $400, third place $300, fourth place $200, and fifth place $100. All prizes will be made payable to the winning school’s PTA.
Give A Kid A Coat is sponsored by A Cleaner World, WGHP/Fox8, 1075ZKL, Rock92, and The Salvation Army. For additional information, please call Dianne Berberich at 336-841-4188.