New Coats, New Hope Campaign sponsored by Anna radio station
Continuing a yearly tradition of helping families in need, WIBH Radio in Anna plans to give brand new coats to children through this year’s New Coats, New Hope Campaign.
Nearly 20 percent of Southern Illinois children live in poverty and a warm coat is an essential item during our long winters.
Since 2011 WIBH has partnered with local agencies to hold its annual New Coats, New Hope Campaign.
Donations raised through this effort will buy new, winter coats for children ages 3 to 16 living in the lower 45 counties of Illinois through the nonprofit organization Operation Warm.
Through the years, more than 1,800 new coats have been purchased. The campaign’s goal for 2019 is 400 coats.
Coats which are received will be distributed to kids affected by abuse, neglect, disaster and family need through the Children’s Medical and Mental Health Resource Network, CMMHRN, Family Counseling Center and Southern Seven Head Start locations. No paperwork or proof of income is required to receive a coat.
Sponsorship of a coat is $20, but any monetary amount is appreciated. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to purchasing the coats and is made possible by Postal Pal in Anna, which covers shipping costs.
Donations must be sent to WIBH Radio, Attn: Moury Bass, 330 S. Main St., Anna, Ill. 62906.
Donations made by check or money order must be made payable to Operation Warm and sent to WIBH.
Donations also can be made online at operationwarm.org/wibh. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 13.
Operation Warm is a national nonprofit that creates brand new, high-quality coats for children in need.
For more information, or to request a coat for a child in need, contact Moury Bass at WIBH at 833-9424, or Shawnna Rhine at Southern Seven Health Department at 618-634-2297, extension 161; or visit the WIBH New Coats, New Hope Campaign on Facebook. To learn more about Operation Warm, visit operationwarm.org.