Cold weather has arrived!


Thanks to your generosity, since 1988, WRAL has collected 143,000 coats and raised $1,379,800 to provide warm, winter clothing for Salvation Army families in need. Our 2012 campaign was our biggest collection to date! Together, we raised $90,000 and collected 10,000 coats and 1,000 toys for Salvation Army families. This year, our goal is to raise $100,000 for Salvation Army families. With your generosity, we know we can serve even more families in need.Help us make it a warmer and happier winter for Salvation Army families during WRAL’s 25th Annual Coats for the Children campaign.

You can help a child right now! Text WRALCoats to 80888 and donate $10 to the Salvation Army. And be sure to join us for our 25th Annual Coats for the Telethon on Friday, Dec. 13th!

Text donors please note: One-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Msg & data rates may apply. Available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile. Must be 18 or older or have authorization of account holder. Donations benefit Salvation Army, collected by Innogive Foundation. Subject to terms: Privacy policy: Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.


Coats for the Children donors get special gifts

ALL donors will receive a booklet of coupons from Jiffy Lube worth $150 total. Those who give at designated times or amounts are eligible for additional thank-you gifts from our sponsors. Learn more here.


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CftC 5 Dollar Donation
$5 Buys 1 Hat and 1 Pair of Mittens or Gloves



CftC 10 Dollar Donation
$10 Buys 1 Pair of Warm Bedroom Slippers and Socks
- or -
Buys 5-6 Pairs of Underwear


CftC 200 Dollar Donation
$20 Buys 5 Pairs of Socks or Tights
- or -
1 Pair of Jeans 



CftC 50 Dollar Donation
$25 Buys a Warm Sweater
- or -
1 Pair of Shoes


CftC 100 Dollar Donation
$30 Buys Warm Sweatpants
and Sweatshirt


CftC 85 Dollar Donation
$50-$75 Buys Warm Coat



CftC 20 Dollar Donation
$100 Buys Complete Winter Outfit




Thank you to our sponsors!

Jiffy Lube logo - 2013 First Citizens Bank - 2013 logo with tagline

WRAL thanks its community sponsors, Jiffy Lube and First Citizens Bank, for their continued support of this project.

You can donate new or gently used coats and new toys at participating Jiffy Lube and First Citizens Bank locations. Click here to search for the location most convenient for you.

Besides clean coats and new toys, consider donating other winter clothing, such as gently used gloves, hats and new underwear, T-shirts and socks to completely outfit a child for the upcoming winter months. Any size coat will be accepted; however, larger sizes for teenagers and adults and infant sizes are in particular demand.