WDTN and Dayton’s CW are proud to be kicking off the 37th annual Coats for Kids campaign on Thursday, September 17th. Corporate sponsors for the campaign include LCNB National Bank and Catholic Social Services. In-kind partners include Cintas Corporation and RUSH Transportation and Logistics.
Since the inception of the campaign, Coats for Kids has collected and distributed over 500,000 coats and winter accessories to less fortunate children and adults throughout the Miami Valley.
“This has been a difficult year for many in the Miami Valley and we know the need for coats and winter accessories could be greater than ever,” said Joe Abouzeid, Vice President and General Manager of WDTN & Dayton’s CW. “We’re proud to work with our partners to get these coats in the hands of those in need even during these difficult times.”
The campaign, scheduled to run from September 17th through October 23rd, will once again ask residents of the Dayton region to take any new or washable coat that they or their children may have outgrown or winter accessory to any sponsor location and place them in the Coats for Kids collection barrel. The Cintas Corporation will then launder the coats and RUSH Transportation and Logistics will transport the coats, both at no charge.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, distribution of the coats and winter accessories will look different in 2020. Distribution will take place in early November with details being announced in the coming weeks.
For a complete list of drop-off locations plus future information on Distribution Day, visit wdtn.com.