Coats for Kids campaign collecting for 31st year

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The WDTN/Dayton’s CW Coats for Kids campaign is taking on the challenge of keeping kids warm this winter.

It is the 31st year that Coats for Kids is collecting new and washable coats and accessories for children and adults in need.

The campaign begins Friday, Oct. 3 through Nov. 2.

Now is the time to clear out your closets of coats you no longer need and donate them to Coats for Kids.

All you have to do is take your donation to one of the sponsored locations and drop your coats in the Coats for Kids barrel.

“We’ve collected thousands of coats over the years, but it seems the need is even greater this year,” said Joe Abouzeid, President and General Manager of WDTN & Dayton’s CW. “We’re proud to work with our sponsors and partners to do whatever we can to help. No person should go a day without a coat to keep them warm for the cold winter ahead.”

The Cintas Corporation will launder the coats at no charge. WDTN and Dayton’s CW will distribute the coats. Distribution will happen in November at the RTA Transit Center at 2075 Shiloh Springs Road in Trotwood.

Coats for Kids has collected and distributed more than 485,000 coats since the campaign began 31 years ago.

Corporate sponsors for the campaign include Jim Foreman Buick GMC Cadillac, LCNB National Bank, YMCA, Rite Rug Flooring and Affordable Family Clothing.  In-kind partners include Cintas Corporation, RTA, Hannah’s Treasure Chest and RUSH Transportation and Logistics.

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