The North Royalton High School football team will coordinate the 10th Annual Coats for Kids Stuff the Bus event on Saturday, November 23 from 9am – 2pm. The team is encouraging North Royalton residents, friends and neighbors to bring new or like-new winter coats and cash donations to the North Royalton Board of Education parking lot at 6579 Royalton Road.
The players will carry on the decade-long tradition of “stuffing” a North Royalton school bus with coats which will be transferred to Coats for Kids and redistributed to children in need in northeast Ohio.
Stuff the Bus will be a “drive and drop” operation, so coat and cash donors do not have to leave their vehicle to make a donation. Football players and their parents will be on hand to accept them.
Coats for Kids appreciates donations of new or like-new winter coats in all sizes, as some children wear adult-sized coats.
Several local businesses have agreed to be food sponsors for this year’s event. Zeppe’s Pizza in North Royalton will again deliver sheet pizzas for volunteers on Saturday afternoon. Becker’s Donuts, also in North Royalton, will provide donuts for the volunteers’ breakfast.
The City of North Royalton is also helping to publicize the event.
Just a week until the Coats for Kids Fundraiser featuring Billy Morris and the Sunset Strip in The Theatre at Play Arcade and Kitchen. Doors open at 8 PM, LIVE performance at 9 PM. Only $10 general admission. Reserved tables and VIP seating available for pre-sale online: https://coatsforkidsfundraiser.eventbrite.com.
A portion of all ticket sales & 20% of all food, beverage & gaming sales that night benefit us. Anytime between 11/22 & early January, donate a new or like-new coat at Play & receive a $5 game card for the Arcade at Play.
Through December 3, stop by any area Discount Drug Mart and buy a paper coat to support the 2019 Coats for Kids campaign!
Paper coats are on sale at the check-outs for $1. In return, you’ll get a coupon for $1 off Energizer batteries good through the end of this year.
For the month of November, order Papa John’s Pizza online and use the promo code KIDS10. You will receive 10% off your order and Papa John’s will donate 10% of the proceeds from all online orders to Coats for Kids. So not only do you get a fabulous pizza and dinner but you are giving back to the community and putting a warm coat on a child in need.
We were so glad to join Shoes and Clothes for Kids October 25 for its annual Care Day with UPS. On Care Day, UPS donates delivery to Shoes and Clothes for Kids’ nearly 30 neighborhood partners in the Cleveland area.
Among the items that the neighborhood partners receive are about 3,000 winter coats from Coats for Kids. We’ve been pleased to partner with Shoes and Clothes on this effort and a few others in the last few years.