For Greene County News
DAYTON – WDTN and Dayton’s CW kicked off the 32nd Annual Coats for Kids campaign on Sept. 1.
Since the inception of the campaign, Coats for Kids has collected and distributed more than 490,000 coats and other winter accessories to less fortunate children and adults throughout the Miami Valley.
“As the weather gets a little colder, we’re reminded of the need that still exists in the Miami Valley,” said WDTN & Dayton’s CW President & General Manager Joe Abouzeid. “The fact is there are kids in our community who have a very basic need. We’re proud to work with our sponsors and partners to do whatever we can to help.”
The campaign, scheduled to run from September 1st through Oct. 15, will once again ask residents of the Dayton region to take any new or washable coat that they or their children may have outgrown 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 and then WDTN and Dayton’s CW will distribute the coats to children in need of assistance.
Distribution of the coats will take place Thursday, Oct. 29 at St. Vincent de Paul. Corporate sponsors for the campaign include LCNB National Bank, Tim Hortons and St. Vincent de Paul. In-kind partners include Cintas Corporation and RUSH Transportation and Logistics. For more information and a complete list of drop-off locations, visit www.wdtn.com.