Coast RTA Announces Its Annual Coats Drive for Needy Children

posted on Monday, September 26, 2016

Coats 4 Kids 3Conway (SC) -Coast RTA's Eleventh Annual Coats for Kids campaign is underway throughout Horry County. Each year, Coast RTA accepts donations of new and gently used, coats, sweaters, blankets and other items to assist in keeping children and adults warm during the winter months. In the past, Coast RTA has distributed more than 1,500 items to those in need during the holiday season.

In celebration of its 11th year and with the 2016 Coats 4 Kids launch, Coast RTA is seeking the community's support with donations (either winter items or funds to purchase items) or through businesses, churches or other organizations serving as designated collection sites. Items will be collected until November 29, 2016 for the Coats 4 Kids event. As of this announcement, confirmed Coats for Kids drop-off locations include the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1200 N Oak Street, Myrtle Beach; Myrtle Beach City Services Building, 921 N Oak Street, Myrtle Beach; Myrtle Beach City Hall, 937 Broadway Street, Myrtle Beach; Ted Collins Law Enforcement Center, 1101 N Oak Street; Myrtle Beach; Police Annex Building - Myrtle Beach, 3340 Mustang Street, Myrtle Beach; Horry County Government Building, 1401 Third Avenue, Conway; Conway Recreation Center, 1515 Mill Pond Road, Conway; and, Coast RTA Terminal, 1418 Third Avenue, Conway. Area Goodwill locations have also agreed to participate as drop-off locations (please specify that the donated item is for Coats 4 Kids).

Corporate Sponsorship levels are tailored to the coat theme and vary from $1,500 for the Red Coat (Premier) Sponsor to the Brown Coat (Bronze) Sponsor at $250. Individuals and families may also contribute funds as Scarves & Mittens Sponsors. In addition to financial sponsorships, new and gently used children's coats are being collected. Funds raised through sponsorships and donations are used to purchase new coats for the annual Coats 4 Kids drive. Carolina Trust Credit Union has already committed to the Brown Coat Sponsorship for 2016.

Collected items will be distributed from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, December 10, at the Coast RTA Terminal, 1418 Third Avenue, Conway, South Carolina. 

For campaign details or to participate as a business/organization, contact Ericka Hill at 843.488.6063 or at ehill@coastrta.com.

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