WDTN and Dayton’s CW Coats for Kids collection


DAYTON — WDTN and Dayton’s CW are kicking off the 39th annual Coats for Kids campaign on Friday, Sept. 9.

Sponsors for the campaign include LCNB National Bank, Grismer Tire & Auto Service Centers and Catholic Social Services. In-kind partners include Cintas Corporation and RUSH Transportation and Logistics.

Since the inception of the campaign, Coats for Kids has collected and distributed over 600,000 coats and winter accessories to less fortunate children and adults throughout the Miami Valley.

“We’re committed to making sure coats and winter accessories get to those in need before the cold winter ahead,” said Melissa Jones, Vice President and General Manager of WDTN & Dayton’s CW in a press release. “We’re thankful for our great partners and the generosity of the Miami Valley who’ve kept this campaign going strong for nearly 40 years.”

The campaign, scheduled to run from Sept. 9 through Oct. 14, will once again ask residents of the Dayton region to take any new or washable coat that they or their children may have outgrown or winter accessory to any sponsor location and place them in the Coats for Kids collection barrel. The Cintas Corporation will then launder the coats and RUSH Transportation and Logistics will transport the coats, both at no charge.

Distribution Day will take place on Nov. 4, 2022, with details being announced in the coming weeks.

For a complete list of drop-off locations plus future information on Distribution Day, visit wdtn.com.

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