Give A Kid A Coat, a program that solicits coat donations from area residents to give to those in need, kicked off its 2021 campaign on Thursday, January 7, 2021, from 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. at three different socially distanced kick off locations. The first location was 2527 Eastchester Drive in High Point; the second location was 3481 Robinhood Road in Winston-Salem; and the third location was 1949 Battleground Avenue in Greensboro. The program will run through Saturday, February 13, 2021. Local Fox8 and 1075KZL personalities attended the kickoff.
Residents that wish to participate in the 2021 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 January 7th through February 13th. A Cleaner World will clean, press, and perform minor repairs on the coats before they are given to The Salvation Army for distribution.
Below is distribution information for the 2021 Give A Kid A Coat Campaign.
Family Store, 307 W. Gate City Blvd.
Beginning Friday, January 15, Store Hours Wednesday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
301 W. Green Dr.
January 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th, February 3rd, 5th,10th,12th,17th
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Food Pantry, 1255 N. Trade Street
Monday through Friday from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Holly Hill Mall, 309 Huffman Mill Road
Monday February 1st through Friday February 5th from 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Give A Kid A Coat is sponsored by A Cleaner World, The Salvation Army, WGHP/Fox8, 1075KZL, and Rock92. This year's radio sponsor is Go Green Plumbing.
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 October 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020 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.
"We are excited to announce that we reached a total of 4,452 blankets donated during the 2020 blanket drive," said Amanda Anderson, Executive Director of Cover the City. Thank you to all of those who donated, collected, and spread the word about our 2020 drive.
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.