Altar’d State’s Mission Mondays Support Coats for Kids

For the fourth year in a row, Coats for Kids has benefitted from the boundless generosity of Altar’d State and its shoppers. This year the Beachwood and Crocker Park locations contributed a combined total of $7,259.30 to us from its #MissionMondays campaign and their in-store donation collection campaign!

During #MissionMondays, Altar’d State donates 10% of all sales that day from October 1st to December 31st to Coats for Kids. The Coats for Kids team was thrilled to accept checks from the area stores. Our most heartfelt thanks go out to Altar’d State, their terrific employees and their loyal customers.

Winking Lizard 2022 Tour of Beers

We are thankful to The Winking Lizard & 2022 Tour of Beer finishers. The finisher party was held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at which Coats for Kids Cleveland was presented with a check for $4,250 on behalf of tour finishers who chose not to receive a tour jacket after finishing the 2022 tour! This marks the 12th year of a great partnership. Since 2010, a total of $63,715 has been donated to Coats for Kids by the Winking Lizard on behalf of tour finishers!

Left to right: Debbie Martinko (Coats for Kids Executive Director), John Lane and Fred Kobzowicz, two of the three Winking Lizard partners.

A Special Thank You From Douglas MacArthur Academy

On December 7, 2022, Coats for Kids held a coat event at the Douglas MacArthur Girls Leadership Academy. We recently received many beautiful thank you cards from the students. This brings big smiles to all of us at Coats for Kids😆 Enjoy reading a couple of these sweet cards below!

The event was made possible and sponsored by Chick-Fil-A and the money raised by their 🍪Cookies for Kids🍪 programs that ran from Nov 1 – Nov 30 at participating Northeast Ohio area Chick-fil-A restaurants. Chick-fil-A donated 100% of the proceeds of every chocolate chunk cookie (including 6-packs) purchased to Coats for Kids!

This event was extra special because we had an incredible team of all women volunteers who enjoyed shopping for a new winter coat with all the girls at this Girls Leadership Academy!

Successful Fundraising Campaigns By Our Partners Help Keep More Kids Warm In New Winter Coats!

A sincere THANK YOU to everyone who bought a paper coat at Discount Drug Mart or a chocolate chunk cookie at Chick-fil-A during November. 100% of the proceeds of both events came back to Coats for Kids.

We are thrilled to announce that the Discount Drug Mart Paper Coat Campaign generated $70,000 from its customers. We are also excited that Chick-fil-A sold $57,339 in Cookies for Kids!

💵As we always say, every dollar does make a difference. Discount Drug Mart sold 70,000 paper coats, each of which was worth $1.

🍪And every single cookie counted, too, amounting to more than $57,000.

Introducing our new coat cleaning partner – Tide Cleaners

Coats for Kids is excited to announce a new partnership with Tide Cleaners that involves them professionally cleaning gently used wool coats at no cost to us. We are grateful to the Tide Cleaners team for already picking up, cleaning and returning wool coats that were donated to Coats for Kids toward the end of last year’s collection campaign, thereby helping us prepare for our upcoming 2022 coat distribution.

Learn more about Chip Sherman, Franchise Owner Tide Cleaners Cleveland/Akron, and the Coats for Kids partnership when you listen to the CEOs You Should Know podcast on New Radio WTAM 1100.

Mr. Hero presents check for over $7,600

We would like to thank Mr. Hero and all the Mr. Hero customers who donated money in the front counter donation boxes. We accepted a donation for over $7,600! Coats for Kids is beyond grateful for the continued support from Mr. Hero and their customers!

From September 2021 through April 2022, 72 Northeast Ohio Mr. Hero locations collected donations for Coats for Kids in their front counter donation boxes. This donation will allow us to purchase hundreds of winter coats to help us continue to fulfill our mission to provide new or like-new winter coats to children (ages 0 – 18) in need in northeast Ohio. 100% of the proceeds collected go directly to Coats for Kids – Cleveland.

Pictured in the photo (left to right) are: Loretta Arnold & Debbie Martinko, Coats for Kids; Candyce Traci,
VP Marketing/All Media Design Group; Tammy Owens, Marketing/Franchise Marketing Coordinator/
Mr. Hero Restaurants and Greg Marchion/COO/Mr. Hero Restaurants.

Ganley Auto Group sponsors our final coat distribution event of the 2021 campaign

What a great wrap up to the 2021 Coats for Kids Cleveland campaign! Thanks to a generous donation from the Ganley Auto Group, the 450+ students at Cleveland’s Buhrer Dual Language School received brand new winter coats last week. Special thanks to Buhrer principal Michele Sanchez and Say Yes Family Support Specialist Alexandra Mora, as well as school staff and students for welcoming the Ganley team members who volunteered, along with Munch Bishop & CFK staff to their outstanding school!

On Any Sunday move event to benefit Coats for Kids

Thank you to everyone who attended the movie event at The Lorain Palace Theatre to view the beautifully remastered “On Any Sunday” as part of the 50th anniversary. Hosted by Billy Morris, a portion of the ticket sales went to benefit Coats for Kids. We are grateful to accept $760 raised from ticket sales and generous cash donations from a few of the attendees. Plus, many brought winter coats to donate!