Give a Kid a Coat off to strong start, nearly 2,000 coats collected

pile of coats from 2008 kickoff

The 2012 Give A Kid A Coat campaign kicked off this past Friday during a live event with WGHP/FOX8 and 1075KZL at the A Cleaner World located at 2527 Eastchester Drive in High Point. 

This year’s kickoff garnered 651 coats at the kickoff location with a total of 1,972 coats collected at all A Cleaner World locations throughout the area.  We expect to break the 750,000 coat mark by the end of the second week of the campaign this year.

“Please be sure and search your closets for coats, especially smaller sizes, and bring them to any A Cleaner World location.” Says Chris Edwards, President of A Cleaner World.  “Help us keep our area children warm this winter.”

Give A Kid A Coat is sponsored by A Cleaner World, WGHP/FOX8, 1075ZKL, High Point Bank and The Salvation Army.  Monetary donations may be made at any High Point Bank branch throughout the campaign. 

Last year, Give A Kid A Coat collected, cleaned and distributed 23,185 coats.  Since its inception in 1987, the campaign has collected, cleaned and distributed 746,412 coats. 

Click to make a donation to Give a Kid a Coat.

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