Coats for Kids Open House is Oct. 22

Please join us for an Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 from 3-7 p.m. at our new warehouse at 994 Valley Belt Rd., Brooklyn Heights, 44131.

We are ready to begin our annual campaign in our new warehouse after the February 2019 fire.

Stop by to see the amazing progress we’ve made thanks to the help of many supportive and caring individuals, businesses and community organizations.

See you next Tuesday!


Donate a coat at Trick or Tea Oct. 27

Trick or Tea photo 2019Trick or Tea, Cleveland’s most spooktacular event, is Sunday, Oct. 27.

Children are warmly encouraged to attend in Halloween costumes as the event location, Platinum on the hotel’s seventh floor, will be transformed into a Halloween fantasyland. Guests can enjoy festive activities, including a balloon artist, face painter and pumpkin decorating. The menu is deliciously designed for guests of all ages and features delectable petite sandwiches, spooky delicacies and a selection of child-friendly beverages.

In an effort to support Coats for Kids as it provides winter coats to area children in need, The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland suggests children attending Trick or Tea are welcome to bring along a new or gently- used coat to donate.

Trick or Tea is priced at $68 USD per guest, including tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased online only.

Event valet parking rate: $16 per vehicle during the event.

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!





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.