Give A Kid A Coat, a program that solicits coat donations from area residents to give to those in need, kicked off its 2020 campaign on Friday, January 3, 2020, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. during a live remote at the A Cleaner World located at 2527 Eastchester Drive in High Point. The program will run through Saturday, February 8, 2020. Local Fox8 and 1075KZL personalities were at the kickoff, along with plenty of food, festivities, and fun.
Residents that wish to participate in the 2020 Give A Kid A Coat Campaign simply need to check their closets for an outgrown coat or a coat they no longer wear and drop it off at any A Cleaner World location now through February 8th. A Cleaner World will clean, press, and perform minor repairs on the coats before they are given to The Salvation Army for distribution.
Distribution information for the 2020 Give A Kid A Coat Campaign is as follows:
Burlington Salvation Army, 812 N. Anthony Street, February 10 - 14, 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00
Greensboro Salvation Army Family Store, 307 West Gate City Blvd, during store business hours
High Point Salvation Army, 301 West Green Drive on January 17, 24, 31, and February 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Winston-Salem Salvation Army will distribute from three different locations:
- The Center of Hope, 1255 N. Trade St. in the Food Pantry on the lower level, Beginning January 13 and Ending February 14, every Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
- The Ken Carlson Boys & Girls Club, 2100 Reynolds Park Rd., Fridays, Beginning January 17 and Ending February 14
- The International Boys & Girls Club, 2850 New Walkertown Road, Fridays 9 a.m.-noon, Beginning January 17 and Ending February 14
Cover the City
The Cover the City Project was started in 2013 as a way to provide warmth and love to the homeless population in shelters as well as for those who don't use shelters during the coldest months of the year. Each year, Cover the City Project hosts a blanket drive throughout their different chapters to collect new and gently used blankets for those in need, and this year, A Cleaner World and Fox 8 are partnering with this worthwhile mission. Triad A Cleaner World locations will accept blanket donations during the month of October while our friends at Fox 8 will bring awareness to this important need.
To participate, simply drop off a new or gently used blanket at any one of our Triad locations, and click here to learn more about the Cover the City Project.
Community Baby Shower
Adding a new baby to a family is both a joyous and stressful occasion. We know some of our neighbors struggle to get by, and then add the needs of a newborn to the mix and many times families have to choose between buying diapers or paying the electric bill; that’s why A Cleaner World is once again teaming up with FOX8 to host the 5th Annual FOX8 Community Baby Shower, a program designed to provide baby essentials to struggling families.
To participate in the Community Baby Shower simply drop off new things like diapers, wipes, formula, and supplies or gently used things like baby clothes, toys, and cribs at any Triad area A Cleaner World location May 10, 2020 through June 12, 2020. The Salvation Army will collect and distribute the donated items to new mothers and babies in need throughout our community.
“We believe in the importance of family,” said Chris Edwards, President of A Cleaner World, “and adding a baby to a family should equal joy and happiness, not stress and worry. We want new parents to be able to focus on that joy and merely loving on their new baby. The simple act of donating a package of diapers or some clothing your child has outgrown can make such a difference.”
More details about the 2020 Community Baby Shower will be shared closer to time. For additional information, please contact Dianne Berberich at 336-841-4188.