Anton’s Cleaners' 19th annual "Coats for Kids" winter coat drive is up and running and accepting coat donations through January 11, 2014. The coat drive has one simple goal - to help individuals who otherwise wouldn’t be able to keep themselves and their families warm. "Coats for Kids" is New England’s largest coat drive, collecting over 856,000 coats since the program began. Last year’s drive collected 52,000 coats, with Anton’s donating over $10M in cleaning services since the program’s inception.
Participating companies and organizations collect good quality, warm winter coats and then bring them to any of Anton’s Cleaners’ 42 locations (including the Wilmington store located at 268 Main St.) or one of the five Jordan’s Furniture stores. Once collected and cleaned, coats are distributed free of charge through the Distribution Partner network.
There are five new Wilmington participants for this year’s collection. Wilmington Middle School, Wildwood Early Childhood Center of Wilmington, The Wonder Years Learning Center of Wilmington, and Woburn Street School of Wilmington are on board as participating schools. GRAYBAR of Wilmington is on board as a Corporate Partner.
According to Arthur C. Anton Jr., COO of Anton’s Cleaners, “'Coats for Kids' offers an incredible opportunity for local businesses to get involved in an activity that benefits those in need. Anton’s Cleaners is always on the lookout for ways to collaborate with local businesses and organizations to make winter a little warmer for children, teens and adults throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.”
Promotional partners for the 2013-2014 "Coats for Kids" collection include Jordan’s Furniture, KISS 108, Wicked Local, Fox 25 and Jam’n 94.5.
For more information, visit http://antons.com/cfk/ or contact Stephanie Littlefield, Anton’s Cleaners Community Relations, at 978-851-3721 x15 or Stephanie@antons.com.