On Friday, Dec. 11, WRAL-TV will broadcast its annual Coats for the Children Telethon, raising money to buy new, warm winter clothing and undergarments for Salvation Army families in need. Operators will be accepting pledges during this day-long Telethon, that includes a one-hour live special at 1 p.m. and a half-hour live special at 7 p.m.
WRAL is asking the public to donate new or gently used clothing items including coats, gloves, and hats, as well as new long underwear, t-shirts and socks to completely outfit a child for the winter months.
Credit card donations can be made Nov. 21 through Dec. 31 online at WRAL.com or through our WRAL News App by searching the keyword “Coats.” You can also donate by texting “Coats” to 41444 to make a debit/credit card donation of any amount. To completely outfit a child this winter, the “magic number” to donate is $125.
Other information such as coat drop-off locations, participating Salvation Army branches, and general campaign details can also be found on WRAL.com.
When donating coats or new toys, share a selfie using #WRALCoats, then watch for yourself on TV during the Coats for the Children telethon on Dec. 11!
Since 1989, WRAL-TV has collected more than 176,650 coats and raised more than $2 million to provide winter clothing for Salvation Army families.
WRAL-TV thanks community partners Jiffy Lube and Chiesi Pharmaceuticals for their support of this project.
To find out more go to WRAL.com and enter the keyword ‘coats’