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The Need Continues

The 2014 Give A Kid A Coat campaign has collected 7,938 coats during the first three weeks of this year’s campaign.  That’s 1,332 less than the number collected through week three of last year’s campaign.  

“With or without a coat drive, children’s coats are the biggest need we have,” said Major Don Vick with The Salvation Army in Greensboro.  “What is going on is reflective of our economy.  Folks cannot afford to give coats away.  They need to wear them until they wear out and then they are not in any shape to give or reuse.”  
“We are so appreciative of the support our community has shown Give A Kid A Coat over the last 28 years,” said Chris Edwards, President of A Cleaner World.  “We are always so careful to not make this about a number but instead about the need.  And while 7,938 coats seems like a lot of coats, we are hearing from our friends at The Salvation Army that the need is greater than that number.  Would you take a few moments, just as my family did, to see if you have a coat you can donate?”

If you’d like to help with this year’s Give A Kid A Coat campaign, simply drop off outgrown or unused coats at any A Cleaner World location.  A Cleaner World will clean and repair coats and give them to The Salvation Army for distribution.  Families in need of coats should check with their local Salvation Army office for distribution information.

This year’s Elementary and Middle School Challenges will end of November 8.  Please encourage your school to participate in this challenge.  The top two schools in each category will receive a cash award made payable to their PTA.

The 2014 Give A Kid A Coat campaign concludes Saturday, November 15, 2014.   Give A Kid A Coat is sponsored by A Cleaner World, The Salvation Army, Fox8/WGHP, Southside Bargain Center, and 1075KZL.  For additional information, please call Dianne Berberich at 336-841-4188. 

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