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!

Chick-fil-A Cookies For A Cause Campaign a Huge Success!

Thank you for your #CookiesForKids purchase. You all must really like Chocolate Chunk Cookies, because your purchases helped us raise $44,623 to keep children warm this winter! Shout out to the Parma Chick-fil-A whose location was the top seller of cookies during the campaign.

The money raised has already purchased coats for every student at Mary B. Martin school in Cleveland. Plus, Chick-fil-A treated the whole school to lunch and a fun visit from the Santa Cow. Another school event is in the works to bring more warm coats, delicious Chick-fil-A, big smiles and warm hearts!

Two Cleveland schools receive coats for every student

Coats for Kids is feeling grateful this holiday season for the generosity of our partners Chick-fil-A and Rockport Ready Mix

With money raised from the Cookies for a Cause program at participating northeast Ohio Chick-fil-A locations, every student at Mary B. Martin School received a new winter coat. Local Chick-fil-A restaurants (Harvard, Solon, Parma, Beachwood, Willoughby and Mentor) provided lunch for students and staff!! Possibly the most exciting part of the day was a visit from the Santa Cow!

As part of the Rockport Ready Mix Gift of Giving program, over 500 new winter coats were given to students in kindergarten through 8th grade at Artemus Ward School. The Gift of Giving is a program created by Rockport Ready Mix and geared toward giving back in various ways throughout greater Cleveland.

We would also like to thank all our volunteers, along with the staff and students at each of these wonderful events. We couldn’t have made this happen without you!