'Coats for Children' collects more than 7,000 coats

Posted January 9, 2010 6:40 p.m. EST
Updated January 12, 2010 2:37 p.m. EST

— Children across the Triangle will soon be donning your coat donations.

Volunteers sorted through more than 7,000 coats Saturday at the the Salvation Army, 215 South Person St., Raleigh. The coats were donated during this year's “WRAL Coats for Children” campaign.

Since 1989, WRAL has collected more than 114,000 coats and raised $1,068,000 to provide winter clothing for Salvation Army families in need.

This year, WRAL’s telethon also raised nearly $66,000.