Join News 13, Carolina Furniture Concepts and Two Men & a Truck for the 10th Annual WLOS Spring Clean Coat Drive! Bring a new or gently used coat(s) to the Carolina Furniture Concepts location on Airport Road or the Eblen Charities Office from 4:30AM to 7PM, Thursday, April 23rd ! (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the drive was cancelled this year.)
We’ll be out their collecting coats from sun up to sun down! All the coats donated will go to Eblen Charities, who in turn, will gift the coats to those in need next winter. If you don’t have a coat to donate, but still want to help Eblen Charities we will also be collecting cash donations. Eblen Charities can use the money to buy coats from retailers who are willing to sell them coats at a huge discount. So whether coat or cash, your donation will provide warmth to someone who would otherwise be left out in the cold!
Why do a Coat Drive in the Spring? Well finally warm weather is coming our way! After a long winter, you may be tired of your coat’s style and most children will outgrow this year’s coat before the next cold season. Instead of storing it or throwing it away, why not donate them to a good cause? It’s also a good time to clean out overcrowded closets and unused coats take up lots of space! Also keep in mind, many retailers will be discounting winter wear, so it’s also the perfect time to purchase and donate new coats as well. There really is no better time to do a coat drive!
Shoes and Clothing Vouchers are available to children in our community who are in need of shoes and clothing. The vouchers are made at the request of the child’s school counselor.
Operation Prom Dress helps provide donated gently used and new prom dresses, shoes, jewelry to high school students for prom and military balls at no cost. For many young women this event will never happen for one very simple reason – the price of the dress they would wear to their formal is just out of reach.
Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of people throughout our community, iHeartMedia, 99.9 Kiss Country, Star 104.3, and Asheville Cleaners, many girls who thought they may be sitting at home will now be joining their friends and classmates on prom night.
If you know of any young lady in need of a prom dress, or have one you would like to donate, please contact Susan Riddle at Eblen Charities at 828-255-3066 ext.21 or via email at [email protected]
Special Note: Due to COVID-19, Operation Prom Dress 2020 was cancelled. Prom dresses and attire, along with shoes, jewelry and handbags can still be dropped off at the Eblen Charities office at 50 Westgate Parkway in the Westgate Shopping Center, Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm. If you know of any young lady in need of a prom dress, or have one you would like to donate, and need more information please contact Susan Riddle at Eblen Charities at 828-255-3066 ext.21 or via email at [email protected]