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WRAL's 28th Annual Coats For The Children Telethon raises $118,500

Posted December 9, 2016

2016 Coats for the Children

— WRAL's 28th Annual Coats for the Children Telethon raised $118,500 for the Salvation Army.

Coats For the Children is WRAL’s major holiday fundraising campaign for Salvation Army families. A coat your child has outgrown is just the right size for a child in need. We’re also collecting new toys to make the holiday brighter for children at the Salvation Army.

As a reminder, WRAL will continue accepting donations through Dec. 31. Donations are still accepted online or by texting "coats" to 41444 to donate any amount.

Right now, over 8,800 Wake County children need a warm coat and will not have a new toy this holiday season unless we help. In Durham, Orange and Person counties, 1,200 children are in need. In Johnston County, over 1,100 are longing to be warm this winter. And in Cumberland County, close to 3,000 children need warm coats now and new toys for the holiday season.


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