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Coats for the Children button: The need

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.

Coats for the Children button: Donate

Give $25 to Coats for the Children
$25 provides
a cozy hat, gloves
and scarf

Give $75 to Coats for the Children

$75 gives a child
a warm coat
and a fun toy

Give $45 to Coats for the Children
$45 buys sweatshirt/
sweatpants & pajamas

Give $100 to Coats for the Children

$100 provides
a complete winter outfit

Give $50 to Coats for the Children
$50 provides
a warm coat

 

 

Give $150 to Coats for the Children

$150 buys
a complete winter outfit
and toys

Give $200 to Coats for the Children

$200 provides
complete winter outfits
for 2 children

 Coats for the Children button: Donate

Pledge right now to provide warm weather wear and Christmas toys for children in the Triangle. Call 919-744-3877 or 1-877-543-2628, or text COATS to 41444.

Last year, during the 25th Anniversary of WRAL’s Coats campaign, the daylong telethon raised $125,000 for the Salvation Army, collected 7,500 coats and 1,250 new toys for families in need. Since 1989, thanks to your generosity, WRAL has collected over 150,000 coats and raised $1.5 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 anytime before Jan. 1.

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 PayPal 

From now until Dec. 31, click the "Donate" button to make a secure online donation using your credit card.

Join us Friday, Dec. 12, from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., for our Coats for the Children Telethon. Call 919-744-3877 or 1-877-543-2628, 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 

Coats for the Children button: Drop off

Bring coats and toys to participating Jiffy Lube and First Citizens Bank 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.

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Coats for the Children button: Volunteer
Help sort collected coats on Jan. 3, 2015 at Wake County’s Salvation Army. Register today!

Find Salvation Army volunteer opportunities at other times during the year.

Coats for the Children button: Get Help
The Salvation Army can help you get a warm coat and other winter clothing for your family.