Year after year, Sunstates Security partners with The Salvation Army Wake County during the holiday season. This year, we supported them by donating to the WRAL Coats for the Children’s Drive. On Friday, December 15th WRAL had its annual telethon to raise funds to provide warm winter wear to children in the Triangle and eastern North Carolina.
Sunstates Supports the Coats for the Children’s Drive 2023
During the 6 pm hour on the 15th, Sunstates matched donations up to $5,000, and we’re happy to share we wrote a $5,000 check to the Salvation Army Wake County. During WRAL’s telethon, which they’ve done now for over ten years, they raised over $140,000! Sunstates enjoys helping the community where we started over 25 years ago and has contributed to our growth and the national security provider we are now.
The Giving Season
They are still collecting donations for this great cause. Here is how to help:
- Drop off used, clean coats and new toys by Dec. 31 at any participating Jiffy Lube locations in Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Durham, Fayetteville, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Knightdale, Pittsboro, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, Spring Lake, Wake Forest, Wendell, Wilson and Zebulon.
- Donate online through the Salvation Army’s secure donation site from now until Dec. 31
- Send a check made payable to The Salvation Army to: TSAWC Coats for the Children, P.O. Box 19641, Raleigh, NC 27610
Since 1989, WRAL-TV has collected more than 176,650 coats and raised more than $2 million to provide winter clothing for Salvation Army families.
Coats for the Children’s Drive 2023: Why Give
Thousands of families benefit from the annual, major community campaign, a partnership between WRAL and the Salvation Army. In 2023, a Salvation Army representative stated that this year was really hard on the community and they needed more winter wear than ever.
“This year, the need is great due to many families experiencing economic extremes due to inflation to go along with our expected cold seasonal weather,” said Major Chuck Whiten, area commander of The Salvation Army of Wake and Lee Counties.
If you’re in the Raleigh area, please consider supporting this great event.
Sunstates Security is proud to support the community!