2022 Steve’s Coats for Kids Drive sets record for coat collections

Thanks to community and viewer support, the 9 Family Focus annual Steve’s Coats for Kids Drive surpassed a coat collection record for 2022.

An astounding 28,667 coats were collected from November 1st through December 31st at donation locations across the Carolinas. Steve’s Coats for Kids welcomes new or gently used coats of all sizes, from children’s sizes up to adult sizes.

For nearly two decades, Steve’s Coats for Kids has collected over 200,000 coats, and every one spends less than 48 hours in the Crisis Assistance Ministry Free Store before benefiting someone in need.

All donations are distributed through the Crisis Assistance Ministry, an independent nonprofit agency focused on preventing homelessness and preserving dignity for Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s working poor.

WSOC-TV’s Steve’s Coats for Kids campaign is a part of the Channel 9 Family Focus brand and was introduced in 2005.

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