Give A Kid A Coat campaign still in need of coats

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The 2013 Give A Kid A Coat campaign is still in need of coats this winter.

The campaign has collected 9,270 coats during the first three weeks of the campaign, which is 1,274 less than the number collected through week three in 2012, according to a recent release.

“We’ve had mild weather so far this fall, but winter is fast approaching,” said Chris Edwards, President of A Cleaner World. “Please look in your closets for coats no longer being worn and bring them to any A Cleaner World location. With just under two weeks left in the campaign, we need donors to step forward quickly to meet the need.”

This year’s Elementary and Middle School Challenges were a great success with higher coat collections and more schools participating than last year.

“The Give A Kid A Coat campaign really hits home for me”, says 107.5’s morning co-host Jared Pike, “because I am the father of a 5-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy that I love more than anything in this world. Just the thought of my children going cold in the winter breaks my heart. That is where the Give A Kid A Coat campaign makes a difference. Blessing the lives of literally tens of thousands of children every single year.”

Residents who wish to participate in this year’s campaign can simply drop off their outgrown coats or coats they no longer wear at the nearest A Cleaner World.

Coats will then be cleaned, repaired, and delivered to The Salvation Army for distribution.

Families in need of coats should check with their nearest Salvation Army for distribution information as distribution times and locations vary by city.

The 2013 Give A Kid A Coat campaign will end Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.

For additional information, please call Dianne Black at 336-841-4188.

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