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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Thank You for Donating to Give A Kid A Coat

The 2018 Give A Kid A Coat wrapped up its 31st campaign on Saturday, February 10 after collecting and cleaning 21,188 coats for distribution.

Every year, we are just in awe at the generosity and kindness that you show.  I talked with Captain Bobby Jackson, with The Salvation Army of High Point, during this year’s campaign, and he shared with me what kind of impact Give A Kid A Coat has on those receiving coats.  He explained that many families must decide each month exactly how to designate their limited resources.  Often, they chose between paying the electric bill, buying food to eat, paying rent, or buying coats.  “Give A Kid A Coat allows them not to worry about the jacket needs of their families, so they can focus on other needs,” he shared. 

Besides providing warmth, comfort, and security for the child wearing it, a coat also provides peace of mind for the parents.  And you guys did that.  I feel like saying the words ‘thank you’ doesn’t seem like enough.  Instead, we thought we’d say thank you in photo format, so you could see the impact your donations made.


It’s a team effort – starting with you, going to our hardworking staff, then to the ever-faithful folks at The Salvation Army, and ending up with a warm, happy face.  And that’s why we all love Give A Kid A Coat.

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