Puritan Cleaners is tipping off its 24th Coats For Kids Campaign with a special partnership event with Coach Shaka Smart and the VCU Men’s Basketball team. The opening game for VCU this season on November 3rd will be Puritan Cleaners Coats For Kids Night at the Seigel Center. All Ram fans are encouraged to bring coats to donate when they enter the game. There will be free NCAA 2011 Final Four Tournament Posters for the first 300 people who donate a coat that evening.
During the week of October 17 through 21, Puritan will be giving away pairs of tickets (one pair per day, 10 total) for the November 3rd game to some of their lucky fans on Facebook. To be eligible to win the tickets, you must visit the Puritan Cleaners page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/puritancleaners), where you can enter to win.
“We’re excited to get the season started,” said Coach Smart. “And, to be able to help Puritan collect coats for our community at the same time is a real win-win situation. I know the Ram Nation will come through, as they always do.”
“We are delighted to be partnering with Coach Smart and VCU for this event,” said Gary Glover, President of Puritan Cleaners. “We’re big fans and loved following their run to the Final Four last spring. They’re very generous to offer us this opportunity to really start this year’s Coats For Kids program in a big way. I think that a sellout of the game is expected, and I know it will be a great night for VCU and Coats For Kids.”
This will be the 24th year that Puritan Cleaners is collecting new and used coats, as well as monetary donations, for its Coats For Kids program. Since 1988, Puritan has collected over 300,000 coats of all sizes, cleaned and repaired them, and then partnered with the Salvation Army to distribute them to Central Virginia’s families in need. As always, Coats For Kids starts November 1st, and continues through the entire month. Coats and monetary donations can be dropped off at any Puritan location any time during the month. Home delivery route managers are also collecting coats on their runs throughout November.
For more info, go to http://www.puritancleaners.com/puritancleanerscoatsforkids.php.