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.
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.
$25 provides a cozy hat, gloves and scarf
$125 provides a complete winter outfit
$45 buys sweatshirt/
$175 buys a complete winter outfit and toys
$250 provides complete winter outfits for 2 children
$75 gives a child a warm coat and a fun toy
Help a child all year with a $25 gift each month
Pledge right now to provide warm weather wear and Christmas toys for children in the Triangle and eastern NC. Click the Donate ribbon or text COATS to 41444 and help WRAL make a positive difference for children in need during our 28th Annual Coats for the Children campaign!
Last year, during WRAL’s daylong Coats telethon, we collected more than 3,700 coats, hundreds of toys and raised over $143,000 to buy new, warm winter clothing for children in need. Since 1989, thanks to your generosity, WRAL has collected 158,000+ coats and raised $1.6 million to provide winter clothing for Salvation Army families.
"Each of us grab one on the way out the door each morning, but never think that there are hundreds maybe thousands of children in our area that do not have a coat," said Major Pete Costas, area commander of The Salvation Army of Wake County.
"The Coats for the Children campaign is not only essential to these children but it is life changing. The warmth a coat provides goes far beyond protection from the cold. It provides hope to that child in their time of need."
There are four ways to donate:
1. Drop off used, clean coats and new toys by December 31.
2. Text message a donation!
Text COATS to 41444 to make a debit/credit card gift of any size. Messaging & data rates may apply.
|3. Donate online with|
From now until December 31, click here, on one of the photos above or on the "Donate" ribbon on this page to make a secure online donation using your credit card.
Join us Friday, December 9, from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., for our Coats for the Children Telethon. Call 919-744-3877 or text COATS to 41444.
4. Send a check
Checks should be made payable to The Salvation Army at:
Coats for the Children
P.O. Box 12000
Raleigh, N.C. 27605
Bring coats and toys to participating Jiffy Lube locations in Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Durham, Fayetteville, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Knightdale, Pittsboro, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, Spring Lake, Wake Forest, Wendell, Wilson and Zebulon.
Search by city or county to find a location near you, or find one on the map.
|Jiffy Lube||1200 Laura Village Drive||Apex||27502||(919)362-5511|
|Jiffy Lube||941 High House Rd||Cary||27513||(919)461-0510|
|Jiffy Lube||419 Asheville Ave.||Cary||27511||(919)859-0443|
|Jiffy Lube||400 Weston Avenue||Cary||27513-2429||(919)677-9556|
|Jiffy Lube||1810 Walnut Street||Cary||27511||(919)851-1129|
|Jiffy Lube||1401 Kildaire Farm Road||Cary||27511-5527||(919)467-0330|
|Jiffy Lube||1746-A North Fordham Blvd.||Chapel Hill||27514||(919)968-9000|
|Jiffy Lube||607-A West Franklin||Chapel Hill||27516||(919)929-3937|
|Jiffy Lube||10141 Highway 70 West||Clayton||27520||(919)553-6960|
|Jiffy Lube||2515 Chapel Hill Blvd||Durham||27707||(919)490-5418|
|Jiffy Lube||1221 W NC Highway 54||Durham||27707||(919)493-6000|
|Jiffy Lube||4904 NC Highway 55||Durham||27713||(919)544-9736|
|Jiffy Lube||4335 N. Roxboro Road||Durham||27704||(919)479-6900|
|Jiffy Lube||1917 Roxboro Road||Durham||27704||(919)220-4030|
|Jiffy Lube||3816 Raeford Rd.||Fayetteville||28304||(910)485-8337|
|Jiffy Lube||6061 Yadkin Rd.||Fayetteville||28303||(910)868-1174|
|Jiffy Lube||3601 Ramsey St.||Fayetteville||28311||(910)822-6121|
|Jiffy Lube||2909 Raeford Road||Fayetteville||28303-5439||(910)485-6968|
|Jiffy Lube||300-305 N. McPherson Church Road||Fayetteville||28303-4406||(910)868-5825|
|Jiffy Lube||1225 North Main Street||Fuquay-Varina||27526||(919)552-0918|
|Jiffy Lube||1537 Highway 70 West||Garner||27529-2555||(919)779-6080|
|Jiffy Lube||2516 E. Ash Street||Goldsboro||27530||(919)735-3030|
|Jiffy Lube||3925 Western Blvd.||Raleigh||27606||(919)851-9767|
|Jiffy Lube||401 Chapanoke Rd||Raleigh||27603||(919)772-7148|
|Jiffy Lube||4804 Atlantic Ave.||Raleigh||27616||(919)876-5825|
|Jiffy Lube||220 Newton Road||Raleigh||27615||(919)846-7127|
|Jiffy Lube||5930 Glenwood Ave||Raleigh||27612||(919)787-1110|
|Jiffy Lube||6304 Capital Blvd||Raleigh||27616||(919)981-0949|
|Jiffy Lube||14550 New Falls of Neuse Rd||Raleigh||27614||(919)562-5464|
|Jiffy Lube||8207 Creedmoor Road||Raleigh||27613||(919)846-9316|
|Jiffy Lube||7210 Six Forks Road||Raleigh||27615||(919)848-2226|
|Jiffy Lube||3817 Capital Boulevard||Raleigh||27604-3409||(919)872-4488|
|Jiffy Lube||5929 Glenwood Avenue||Raleigh||27612-6223||(919)781-1116|
|Jiffy Lube||600 South Bragg Blvd||Spring Lake||28390||(910)497-3140|
|Jiffy Lube||950 Durham Road||Wake Forest||27587||(919)554-2346|
|Jiffy Lube||1617 Raleigh Rd.||Wilson||27893||(252)237-1181|
Help sort collected coats on Jan. 7, 2017 at Wake County’s Salvation Army. Register today!
Find Salvation Army volunteer opportunities at other times during the year.
The Salvation Army can help you get a warm coat and other winter clothing for your family.
Published: 2008-11-13 17:28:00
Updated: 2016-11-18 15:24:18