Give A Kid A Coat 2014 campaign enters final week

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The 2014 Give A Kid A Coat campaign is entering its final week.

To date, Give A Kid A Coat for 2014 has received 11,156 coats. The 28th campaign kicked off on Oct. 10.

“We are incredibly grateful for every coat that’s been donated so far,” said Chris Edwards, President of A Cleaner World.  “But the need is great, and folks are asking for help.  This is the last week to donate to the 2014 campaign, so please check your closets to see if you have a coat that you can donate. Let’s make sure every child in our community stays warm this winter.”

If you would like to donate a coat to keep a child or adult warm this winter, simply drop off an outgrown coat or a coat no longer needed at the nearest A Cleaner World location.  A Cleaner World will clean and repair coats and then send them to The Salvation Army for distribution.

Give A Kid A Coat is in particular need of coats for toddlers to 10-year-olds.

Families in need of coats can visit to check on distribution times and locations, which vary by city.

If you don’t have a coat to donate but would still like to help, The Salvation Army has set up a page for monetary donations.  Donations will be used to purchase new coats in much-needed sizes and to help offset Salvation Army expenses associated with distributing coats.

Give A Kid A Coat is sponsored by A Cleaner World, The Salvation Army, FOX8 WGHP, 1075KZL and Southside Bargain Center. This year’s campaign ends on Nov. 15.  For additional information, please call Dianne Berberich at (336) 841-4188.

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