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WRAL Coats for the Children - can you help?

Posted December 8, 2010

Please join us in helping children receive the coats they so desperately need this winter. I will also be offering some incentives for donations!

Donate Coats and other Winter Clothing

You can donate new or gently used coats at participating Jiffy Lube or First Citizens Bank locations. You can also donate other winter clothing items including gently used gloves and hats and new underwear, T-shirts and socks. They are especially low on infant coats and those for older teens in adult sizes. A detailed list of drop-off locations can be found in the box above.

Coats for Children Telethon

When: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, December 10

You can make a credit card donation via phone on December 10 by calling 877-543-2628 anytime between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.  You can also donate on or via text right now. For more details on donating, click on the link in the box above and scroll down to the bottom of the page.


Donors may be eligible for thank-you prizes throughout the day, depending on the time of their call and their pledge amount.For a long list of prizes, click on the link in the box above.

Everyone who makes a phone donation will receive a Jiffy Lube booklet with coupons worth $135!

I'll be on the phones taking donations from 12:30 - 1:30 so please give us a call if you have a little extra in your budget this holiday.

I will be giving away 5 sets of my book, "The Smart Spending Guide" and DVD, "Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half" for an $85 donation.

For a $200 donation, I will be offering a rare one-on-one session at the grocery store including a book and DVD!  If a business makes the $200 donation, I will come on-site to your Raleigh area business and teach a 1 hour Lunch and Learn workshop for your employees (at no additional cost) and donate a book and DVD to your business!

Thanks so much for your consideration and I hope to hear from you on Friday. I mean it when I say, "Call me!"


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  • eri815 Dec 10, 2010

    I know that the need is higher than ever this year, and my question is...

    Why they don't use the money collected to shop at the local thrift stores?

    They could easily outfit several kids for the $85.

    I'm not ashamed to say that my family will be wearing warm winter clothes that we've bought at the consignment stores again this year.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 8, 2010

    Thanks so much superturfguy and Nancy! I have a couple I need to dig out of the kids closet from the last few years.

  • superturfguy Dec 8, 2010

    We donated a jacket last week at a Jiffy Lube on 70

  • Nancy Dec 8, 2010

    Just in time to go through the closet and find those coats, hats and other winter items :)

    I've donated goods in the past and enjoy that I have somewhere they can go and for a good cause, thank you for the reminder Faye!!!