Coats for Kids Thanks YOU!

Coats for Kids has been feeling the love from the community for the last 38 years, but especially after the February 3 fire that destroyed our warehouse.

Where would be without Mike Trivisonno, Carmen Angelo and Seth Williams, of The Mike Trivisonno Show and Newsradio WTAM 1100? They have done so much to support Coats for Kids not only since the fire and hosting the Fill the Truck and benefit shows, but always. We are indebted to all of them.

We are also tremendously grateful to:

Donors for Fire Relief

Many thanks, too, to the numerous individuals who have made monetary donations online.

Fill the Truck Donors

Thank you for stopping by the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg last week to help Fill the Truck, or for your contributions in recent weeks. Special thanks to Berea Moving and Storage for use of the truck to fill.

We are thankful for the radio sponsors of the Fill the Truck broadcast:

We appreciate The Winking Lizard and The Breakwall Food & Spirits in Avon Lake for donating food during Fill the Truck.

Our thanks go to Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern for collecting items to help Fill the Truck and donating Blue Canyon gift cards for Triv to give away during the benefit shows.

You contributed many items to help with warehouse operations, ranging from store gift cards to buckets to paper to trash bags, envelopes, pens and markers to two printers donated by Rodney Simon of Simcon Homes.

Presenting Sponsors of Triv’s All In Benefit Shows

Entertainers at Triv’s All In Benefit Shows

The Foundation Behind the Benefit Shows

Benefit Show Raffle Prize Donors

And special thanks to YOU, Newsradio WTAM 1100 listeners and Vegas Show guests, for your generosity, and for making this year’s benefits the most successful Coats for Kids fundraisers yet!





Triv Hosts “Fill the Truck” June 27

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The Coats for Kids warehouse was ravaged by fire in February. Triv from The Mike Trivisonno Show on WTAM 1100 and many businesses and performers are stepping up to the plate to help us get back on our feet.

Triv and company will broadcast live from noon until 10 pm on Thursday, June 27 from the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg. During the 10-hour broadcast, Triv is challenging the community to Fill the Truck with the following items:


  • LEGAL PADS (8.5 X 11”)

The truck, provided by Berea Moving and Storage, will be in place through the weekend at the hotel. If you are unable to drop by on Thursday, you may drop off items through 7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29.

Thanks in advance!

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.

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.