Waterway “Bring a Coat…Get a Free Wash”

“Bring a Coat…Get a Free Wash” is in full swing at both Cleveland Waterway Carwash locations.

Receive a coupon for a FREE full-service wash on a future visit (valued at $18!) when you donate a new or like-new winter coat until Jan. 7!

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Visit Waterway Carwash at 30299 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike or at 7010 N. Aurora Rd. in Aurora.

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Major Donation from Figgie Foundation, Clark-Reliance Corp. Supplies Coats to All Students at Lakewood School

20181105_092100    A generous donation from The Figgie Foundation and Clark-Reliance Corporation will make this winter much warmer for the several hundred children who attend Harrison Elementary School in Lakewood.


The school coat distribution in early November was sponsored by The Figgie Foundation and Clark-Reliance Corporation. Local employees of Altar’d State and iHeartMedia Cleveland, along with Coats for Kids representatives, were at the school for a two-day coat distribution that resulted in every student at the school receiving a brand new, warm winter coat.


Coats for Kids worked with The Figgie Foundation and Clark-Reliance to identify a school in Lakewood where the majority of children are economically disadvantaged. The companies chose Lakewood to honor the Figgie family legacy. The late Matthew Figgie often reminisced about his childhood in Lakewood and remembered his dear parents, both of whom were Lakewood High School alumni.






Dom and Russ Release Love Songs Vol. 2 CD

Just Dom-and-Russ-Love-Songs-Vol 2in time for Christmas, Dom and Russ have made your holiday shopping so much easier. They are happy to announce the release of their sixth album, “Love Songs: An Evening with Dom and Russ” Volume 2 on CD.

The new CD will be available for purchase at all of their appearances, including their gig this Thursday, Nov. 1 at The Original Roadhouse of Willoughby- Restaurant, Bar & Banquet Center. CDs may also be purchased at DeVitis Italian Market. CDs are only $15, and a portion of the proceeds benefits us. All major credit and debit cards are accepted.

For a list of all of Dom and Russ’ upcoming appearances, visit DomandRuss.com.

Dom and Russ also have available “Love Songs: An Evening with Dom and Russ” Vol. 1, “Classic Hits” Vol. 2, “Classic Hits” Vol. 1, “More Christmas with Dom and Russ” Vol. 2 and “Christmas with Dom and Russ” Vol. 1.

Don’t forget that Dom and Russ’ CDs make great stocking stuffers!

Oct. 28 Trick or Tea at The Ritz-Carlton to Benefit Coats for Kids

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Photo from The Ritz-Carlton in Cleveland

On Sunday, October 28, The Ritz-Carlton will host its signature Halloween event — Trick or Tea. The menu has been specially created for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Trick or Tea is a benefit for Coats for Kids and children are kindly urged to go to tea in their Halloween costumes. Kids in attendance should feel free to bring along a new or gently-used coat to donate.

There will be two seatings, at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost for the tea is $65 per person including tax and gratuity, with reservations required. Please call 216-902-5254 to reserve. All tea guests will enjoy a special valet parking rate of $14 per vehicle.

The Ritz-Carlton’s servers themselves will be attired in festive costumes and will offer a selection of five different teas, tea sandwiches for adults and sandwiches crafted just for kids. The tea will finish with scones and clotted cream and tasty pastries and sweets.

Before the tea guests leave the Halloween wonderland of the Platinum Room on the hotel’s seventh floor, they will be able to decorate their own pumpkins.


Shop Altar’d State Mondays to Donate to Coats for Kids

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Every Monday through December 24, shop at Altar’d State at Beachwood Place and Altar’d State at Crocker Park during #MissionMonday and these local stores will donate 10% of your purchase to us.

Also through Christmas Eve … if you donate a new or gently worn coat at one of these Altar’d State stores, you can register to win a $50 Altar’d State gift card. There will be one winner drawn per store on Dec. 24.

Coats for Kids Awards $25,000 Raffle Prize


From left: Mike Trivisonno, Newsradio WTAM 1100 host; Winner Frank B. (center); and David Mortach of Mortach Financial Services.


Mike Trivisonno from The Mike Trivisonno Show on Newsradio WTAM 1100 and David Mortach of Mortach Financial Services awarded the $25,000 prize from our raffle on Oct. 10 to Frank B. of Strongsville.

Congratulations again, Frank! Thanks again to David of Mortach Financial Services for sponsoring the prize.

Ang’s High Card Raffle Benefits Coats for Kids


Many thanks to Angelo Velotta, a Coats for Kids volunteer, who conducted a summer fundraiser on our behalf to commemorate the tenth anniversary of his radio show, “Ang Live” and the 200th episode of Championship Airwaves Wrestling (CAW).

In his Ang Live 4 the Cold High Card Raffle (AL4tC), Angelo sold two complete card decks and one joker as $5 raffle “tickets,” between June 1 and Sept. 1. On his Sept. 10 show, he drew cards at random. The high card and joker drawn each received a prize package filled with items donated by local businesses.

Angelo (and Coats for Kids!) are grateful for prizes from C-Town Sports Cave, Chili’s Fire Pit, the Lake County Captains, and Coach Sam’s Inner Circle. Thanks also to Burlington Coat Factory which gave Angelo a discount on purchasing new coats to donate to Coats for Kids.

In addition to all monetary proceeds for the high card raffle, Angelo also donated coats, hats and gloves contributed by friends and family, C-Town Sports Cave and the Lake County Captains to Coats for Kids.

The “Ang Live” show, which Angelo started when he was a BGSU student, is live on http://www.babbleradio.com. You can listen to the raffle drawing broadcast as “Ang Live” Episode 45 and CAW Episode 200, which is on the front page.