SAVE On Ohio RV Supershow Admission with Coat Donation


Please take a new or like-new winter coat (all sizes are needed!) when you go to the Ohio RV Supershow at the I-X Center January 9-11. If you donate a coat to us BEFORE you purchase your ticket, you will receive a coupon for $2 off admission! See you there!

The 43rd Annual RV Supershow — the largest indoor RV show in the country — is going on January 9-13, 2019. We at Coats for Kids will be onsite Wednesday through Friday. Anyone donating a coat those days will receive $2 off their admission at the I-X Center Box Office. Please be sure to donate your coat before you buy your ticket to receive your $2 off coupon. 

The show boasts more than 600 of the newest RVs all under one roof, including tent campers, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and motor homes. Twelve of the top RV dealers in Northeast Ohio will offer the best deals of the year.

The Ohio RV Supershow also features tons of family entertainment from comedy chefs Mac and The Big Cheese featuring the Ultimate Outdoor Cooking Show and weekend entertainment from Magician Rick Smith Jr. Look for a schedule of cooking and magic shows at

The Great Lakes Recreational Vehicle Association (GLRVA), a Northeast Ohio trade organization, hosts the show. GLRVA’s mission is to educate the public about recreation vehicles and the recreation vehicle lifestyle. Members include RV dealers and related businesses.

Tickets are available at the I-X Center Box Office: $13 for adults; Children 12 and under FREE; and 2-Day Passes are $20. Save time, buy online at:


  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – January 9, 10 & 11 – Noon – 9pm
  • Saturday, January 12 – 10am – 10pm
  • Sunday, January 13 – 10am – 6pm





Beachwood Student Brings in 350+ Coats

She’s outdone herself and we’re so very grateful to be the recipients of her selfless generosity!

This fall and early winter, Beachwood student Lena Leland coordinated her own coat drive and collected more than 350 coats for us — far exceeding the more than 100 coats she gathered last year.

Thank you so much, Lena. We appreciate so much the individual and group efforts and support of Northeast Ohioans. Our annual campaign would not be as successful without their help.


Lena Leland 2018

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

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!

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 You can listen to the raffle drawing broadcast as “Ang Live” Episode 45 and CAW Episode 200, which is on the front page.


Going All-In Next Weekend

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It’s coming in less than a week and we can’t wait …. Triv’s All In Final Show?

Presented by The Figgie Foundation, the show will be Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg.

Guests will be treated to a brand-new entertainment production hosted by Newsradio WTAM 1100 radio personality Mike Trivisonno. The amazingly talented performer lineup for the Ages of Rock and Roll Show is a unique and harmonic blend of different musical styles: Rock Musicians Billy Morris & Sunset Strip; Vocal Impressionist Billy Fischer; Classic Blues/Rock Guitarist & Vocalist Charles Geil & His Ghost Band; Stand-up Comedian Mike Cheselka; and Elvis Tribute Artist Frank T. Worley.

In addition to terrific entertainment, guests will enjoy a delicious gourmet meal and can purchase raffle tickets for fabulous prizes. Raffle tickets will be sold until just after intermission each night. Tickets are 1 for $20; 3 for $50; or 10 for $100 (cash only).

There are two great prizes: one-half of the total money raised from 50/50 raffle ticket sales OR a pair of diamond earrings valued at $8,000 courtesy of Peter & Company Jewelers. The lucky person whose ticket is drawn first will have their choice of these two great prizes. The lucky person whose ticket is drawn second will receive the remaining prize. There is also a chance to win some ADDITIONAL fabulous prizes, including a Weber Grill courtesy of Maple Heights Hardware and a 2019 Live Nation Blossom Music Center Concert Package. Please note that you must be present to win these prizes.

Triv’s All In Final Show? is a collective effort of many die-hard supporters and would not be possible without them. In addition to our presenting sponsor The Figgie Foundation and our outstanding featured performers, Coats for Kids wishes to thank: Aaron Sign; Assured Window Cleaning; Balloon Express; Blue Canyon; Hilton Garden Inn Twinsburg General Manager Roger Greene and his staff; Inflatable Images; Live Nation; Maple Heights Hardware; NPI Audio Visual; Northern Ohio Printing; Now Valet; Peter & Company Jewelers; Petitti Garden Centers; Photos by Marty Matuszak; Triv’s Restaurant; Twinsburg Police Department; Vincent Lighting; and Window Nation.

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In Memoriam: Matthew P. Figgie

Coats for Kids extends its deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Matthew P. Figgie, who passed away Aug. 25, 2018.

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Matthew’s generosity and willingness to always give back and do for others will never be forgotten.

Matthew was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Figgie Capital, Chairman of Clark-Reliance Corporation, Chairman of The Figgie Foundation and Chairman of Fairmount Center of the Arts.

Matthew was not only a proud father, respected businessman and advocate of the arts, but also a devoted community crusader.

The Figgie Foundation supports and contributes to local organizations each year. For the past several years, The Figgie Foundation has been Coats for Kids’ largest contributor.

Thank you, Matthew, for caring so much about, and doing so much for, the children of northeast Ohio and so many others.

Rest in peace, dear friend.

Latest Dom and Russ Donation Brings Coats for Kids Contribution to Nearly $4,000

We extend very, very warm and heartfelt gratitude to Dom and Russ who presented us with a check on June 27 for $1,112.00! This check, offered at Trivs in Strongsville, represents a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Dom and Russ’ CDs. The Modern Day Rat Pack has generously contributed nearly $4,000 to Coats for Kids from sales of their five CDs over the last three years. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


Left to right: Domenic Noce; Ann Gurin and Debbie Martinko, Coats for Kids; and Russell Mascia.