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Giving Back

A Cleaner World is committed to a tradition of excellence and community service. We are proud of our partnership in community programs like Community Baby Shower and Cover the City. In addition, from 1987 through 2022, we've collected over 947,000 coats for the Salvation Army through our signature program, Give A Kid A Coat.

For more information on how to help us make a difference, contact Alex Jarrell at

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2023 Give A Kid A Coat Campaign

Give A Kid A Coat, a program that solicits coat donations from area residents to give to those in need will celebrate its 36th year in 2023 and will begin Friday, January 6 and run through Saturday, February 11, 2023. Residents that wish to participate in the 2023 Give A Kid A Coat Campaign simply need to check their closets for an outgrown coat or a coat they no longer wear and drop it off at any A Cleaner World location during the campaign dates. A Cleaner World will clean, press, and perform minor repairs on the coats before they are given to The Salvation Army for distribution. 

If you would like to make a monetary donation to Give A Kid A Coat, simply follow this link. Donations will be used to purchase coats in specially needed sizes.

We encourage groups (schools, churches, businesses and others) to hold collections prior to the campaign kickoff and drop them off in between Christmas and New Years so we can begin to clean them and have coats ready for distribution in early January. For more information about group collections, contact 

2023 Coat distribution information:

  • Greensboro Salvation Army is distributing coats Wednesday through Friday from their 307 West Gate City Boulevard location between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
  • Alamance Salvation Army will distribute coats every Thursday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. beginning January 12 and ending February 16 from their location at Holly Hill Mall, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington.
  • High Point Salvation Army will distribute coats on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. January 13, 20, 27, and February 3 at their 301 West Green Drive location.
  • Winston-Salem Salvation Army will begin distributing coats from their food pantry at 1255 North Trade Street on Wednesdays from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Give A Kid A Coat is sponsored by A Cleaner World, The Salvation Army, WGHP/Fox81075KZL, and Rock92.  This year's radio sponsor is Go Green Plumbing.

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Community Baby Shower

Community Baby Shower

Adding a new baby to a family is a joyous occasion. Yet, we know some of our neighbors are struggling to get by. Add the needs of a newborn to the mix, and many times families have to choose between buying diapers or paying the electric bill. To assist these families, A Cleaner World is teaming up with FOX8 to host the 6th Annual FOX8 Community Baby Shower, a program designed to provide baby essentials.

To participate in the Community Baby Shower, drop off new things like diapers, wipes, formula, and supplies or gently used items like baby clothes, toys, and cribs at any Triad area A Cleaner World location from April to May. The Salvation Army will collect and distribute the donated items throughout our community. Cash donations can be made online and securely to The Salvation Army. Essential items will be purchased with cash donations and distributed to new mothers and babies in need. 

“We believe in the importance of family,” said Chris Edwards, President of A Cleaner World, “and adding a baby to a family should equal joy and happiness, not stress and worry. We want new parents to be able to focus on that joy and merely loving on their new baby. The simple act of donating a package of diapers or some clothing your child has outgrown can make such a difference.”

Cover the City

The Cover the City Project began in 2013 to provide warmth and love to the homeless population in shelters and those who don't use shelters during the coldest months of the year.  Each year, Cover the City Project hosts a blanket drive throughout its different chapters to collect new and gently used blankets for those in need, and this year, A Cleaner World and Fox 8 are partnering with this worthwhile mission.  Forsyth and Guilford County A Cleaner World locations will accept blanket donations from October 1 through November 30, while our friends at Fox 8 will bring awareness to this critical need.

To participate, drop off a new or gently used blanket at any one of our Triad locations, and click here to learn more about the Cover the City Project.

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