WRAL's Coats for the Children collects gently used, clean coats, hats and gloves to outfit children each winter. Thousands of families benefit from the annual, major community campaign, a partnership between WRAL and the Salvation Army.
Since 1989, WRAL-TV has collected more than 176,650 coats and raised more than $2 million to provide winter clothing for Salvation Army families.
WRAL is once again collecting warm winter clothing, money and new toys for Salvation Army families in need. This annual community service campaign, presented by Jiffy Lube and The Whitley Law Firm, is one of WRAL’s signature events.
Thousands of families benefit from the annual, major community campaign, a partnership between WRAL and the Salvation Army.
“Our community has supported WRAL and The Salvation Army in this effort for more than three decades "This year the need is great due to many families experiencing economic extremes due to inflation, to go along with our expected cold seasonal weather," said Major Chuck Whiten, area commander of The Salvation Army of Wake and Lee Counties.
"We have a wonderful opportunity to share the warmth and care conveyed in assisting local families with the gift of a coat for their children. Please know we can’t do it without your donations of coats or monetary gifts. Your gifts are greatly appreciated and will make a difference in families who need to be reassured that we care."
Your donation – of new or gently used coats, gloves, hats, new long underwear, T-shirts and socks or money – helps to make the holidays brighter and the winter warmer for families in need.
Pledge right now to provide warm winter wear to children in the Triangle and eastern NC.
Give any amount and help WRAL make a positive difference for less fortunate children. To completely outfit a child this winter, the “magic number” to donate is $125.
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Since 1989, thanks to your generosity, WRAL has collected more than 175,000 coats and raised more than $2 million to provide warm winter clothing for Salvation Army families in need.
Friday's Coats for the Children telethon donations are in and you all helped raise $129,328 so far. We want to beat last year's total of $156,000 dollars. You can still support Coats for the Children by donating new or gently used coats, hats and gloves to your neighborhood Jiffy Lube or make a donation online at wral.com/coats until Dec. 31.
For more than three decades WRAL News has partnered with the Salvation Army for our annual Coats for the Children campaign- providing coats to children whose families can't afford one on their own. You can continue to donate until Dec. 31.
WRAL's annual fundraiser provides winter warmth to Triangle area families. Call 919-595-5005 to donate over the phone.
WRAL's annual Coats for the Children campaign is underway with the goal of helping families stay warm for another winter.
WRAL's Coats for the Children collects gently used, clean coats, hats and gloves to outfit children each winter.
The Performance Edge Show Choir sang holiday songs on the WRAL Plaza during the annual Coats for the Children day of giving.
The majors of the Salvation Army see the thousands of families helped by the Coats for the Children annual drive.
WRAL is wrapping up the annual Coats for the Children Day of Giving and closing in on a goal of $200,000 raised for the Salvation Army.
The annual Coats for the Children campaign is in full swing.
Jiffy Lube has been a long-time sponsor and dropoff location for Coats for the Children.
A Durham man found warmth while out of work through the Salvation Army.
Major Tim Grider of the Salvation Army of the Sandhills puts Coats for the Children donations to work in the Fayetteville area.
Great Outdoor Provision Company is a corporate partner in support of WRAL's annual drive to keep kids and families warm through the winter.
Realtor Marti Hampton was among the local business owners making generous donations to the Salvation Army to keep kids warm through the winter.
Maj. Enrique Perez from the Salvation Army of Durham, Orange and Person counties was greeted by a group from North Carolina Central University to discuss the gifts of the Coats for the Children campaign.
On Monday, WRAL Nights of Lights at Dorothea Dix Park was closed for a private event with Lexis Nexis, who made their event extra special.
The Goldsboro fire department partnered with Operation warm to provide coats for about 50 children.
Tune in for heart-warming stories about the impact of Coats for the Children, WRAL's 30th annual community campaign to help families in need. Call 919-744-3877 to give.
Salvation Army of Wake County Area Commander Maj. Stephen Long is ringing a bell for 30 hours to mark 30 years of partnership for the charity with WRAL's Coats for the Children.
Major Steve Long with the Salvation Army will ring a bell at the red kettle in from of Walmart for 30 continuous hours, celebrating 30 years of the Coats for Children Campaign.
Richard Adkins, WRAL Photojournalist
Maj. Stephen Long, of Salvation Army of Wake County, calls the winter wear, toys and monetary donations raised in the annual Coats for the Children drive "a double blessing."
Donate gently-used winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves anytime before Jan. 1 at participating Jiffy Lube locations.