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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Give A Kid A Coat

For 28 years, we’ve partnered with The Salvation Army to help provide coats to folks in need.  Why do we do it?  Because it is a great way for us to help.  Because we’re parents too.  Because we understand the desire to send your child off to school in a warm coat.  Because a coat is so much more than just something you put on.

Yet for so many folks, a new winter coat just simply isn’t something they can afford.  According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, 'Health experts report that even a 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of coordination, and confusion. Adults cannot work effectively and children find it difficult to learn. For most, a warm coat solves the problem. But, for the now nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra".'

So this is where you come in.  The Give A Kid A Coat, a program we started 28 years ago, is designed to be a simple way to help those in our community.  You know those coats your kids outgrew?  Just drop them off starting this Friday through November 15 at any A Cleaner World.  We’ll take it from there.  We will clean them, do minor repairs, and send them to The Salvation Army where they will then pass them on to someone in need.  It’s seriously that simple.  Think about how this one little thing can greatly impact a child’s life.  And think about this – because of your generosity over the last 28 years, 788,000 coats have found their way to both adults and children in our area.  That’s what it’s all about.

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