“No person should go a day without a coat to keep them warm for the cold winter ahead,” said Joe Abouzeid, WDTN’s general manager. And to that end, the station in Dayton begins its 35th year of collecting coats to distribute to those less fortunate.
On Thursday, WDTN, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, and WDBT, the market’s CW affiliate owned by Vaughan but operated by Nexstar, kicks off another year of collecting coats for less fortunate children and adults throughout the area
This is the 35th year for the annual Coats for Kids campaign which to date has distributed more than 500,000 coats and other winter accessories to give away.
Corporate sponsors for the campaign include LCNB National Bank, Handyman Ace Hardware and Catholic Social Services. In-kind partners include Cintas Corporation and RUSH Transportation and Logistics.
The campaign is scheduled to run from Sept. 13 through Oct. 19.
Residents are asked 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.
At no charge, The Cintas Corp. will launder the coats and RUSH Transportation and Logistics will transport them, and then WDTN and WDBT will distribute the garments to children in need of assistance.
“No person should go a day without a coat to keep them warm for the cold winter ahead,” said Joe Abouzeid, WDTN’s general manager.
“We’re proud to work with our sponsors and partners to do whatever we can to help. The success of this campaign is due to the great people of Dayton who’ve donated coats over the years.”