HIGH POINT, N.C. — The collection period for the 2012 Give A Kid A Coat campaign has concluded, netting more than 20,000 coat donations for those in need this winter.
A total of 20,433 coats were donated by Saturday when the collection period ended.
The coats will now be cleaned by A Cleaner World before being distributed to families in need through The Salvation Army.
Families in need of coats can contact their local Salvation Army office for more information.
“Triad residents continue to support this campaign year after year,” said Chris Edwards, president of A Cleaner World.
Edwards continued, “We are so pleased to know that over 20,000 children and adults will be warm this winter because of that support. Thank you to our partners FOX8, 1075KZL, and The Salvation Army for their continued dedication to this project. I’d also like to say a special thank you to our employees for all their hard work. Every person that contributes, whether it is by donating a coat, cleaning a coat, or spreading the word, is important to the program’s success.”
Since the campaign’s inception in 1986, more than 766,000 coats have been collected and distributed.