2019 GIVE A KID A COAT 32nd CAMPAIGN BEGINS
The 2019 Give A Kid A Coat campaign kicked off this morning by collecting 418 coats during a live event with WGHP/Fox8 and 1075KZL/ROCK92 at the A Cleaner World located at 2527 Eastchester Drive in High Point. The event was filled with visits by radio and television personalities, as well as a performance by the High Point Central Drumline. Biscuitville and Hardees provided biscuits and Krispy Kreme sent doughnuts to enjoy along with hot chocolate provided by The Salvation Army. Tickets to the Greensboro Swarm, High Point University shirts and hats as well as Carolina Panthers gear from 1075WKZL/ROCK92 were given away. This year, a drawing was held for 2 tickets to the Pink Concert to be held in Charlotte on March 9th. Craig Seawall was the winner. AAA Storage, who are media sponsors for the campaign, came by to join in the festivities.
The Piedmont area Give A Kid A Coat campaign collected, cleaned, and distributed, through The Salvation Army, 22,423 coats in 2018 and has collected, cleaned, and distributed 868,042 coats since the campaign’s inception in 1987. The 2019 campaign began today and will end on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
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 begins in January. The distribution information is available on the A Cleaner World website, as well as through the local offices of The Salvation Army.
This year, the campaign has again opened up to community and civic groups as well as churches that would like to collect coats and drop them off at any A Cleaner World location to be cleaned and distributed.
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.