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As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually every aspect of life as we know it. Coats for Kids is no exception.

Earlier this week, Mike Trivisonno (The Mike Trivisonno Show) announced the cancellation of the benefit shows planned for May 29 & 30 in support of Coats for Kids. Due to so much uncertainty regarding how and when life may begin to return to normal, at this time, no decision has been made about if and when the shows might be rescheduled.

To the hundreds of people who had planned to purchase tickets to the shows, thank you. And please know that no charges have been processed.

To the many generous area businesses and restaurants who had planned to help sponsor the event or donate raffle prizes, thank you.

We also extend our sincere thanks to the individuals and businesses who have given of their time and talent to many of these benefit shows and had planned to do so again.

If and when a decision is made to hold another fundraiser, we’ll be sure to let you know.

In the meantime, stay safe and well.


About Coats for Kids

In 1981, local radio station employees became aware of a large number of children missing school in the winter because they did not have warm coats. That November, Coats for Kids – Cleveland was founded when the radio station began soliciting donations of new or like-new winter coats.

That first campaign filled the studio, and subsequent campaigns brought in even more coats, along with monetary donations used to purchase new coats.

Since then, millions of dollars have been raised and hundreds of thousands of new and like-new coats have been distributed to children in need in northeast Ohio.

Coats for Kids conducts an annual collection campaign of new and like-new winter coats in all sizes – infant to adult. Each year, from November thru early January, collection bins are in place at area malls, other local businesses accept coat donations, and area organizations conduct coat collection campaigns.

The need to keep area children warm, however, is still great. Coat and monetary donations are always needed, and without your ongoing support, Coats for Kids would not exist.