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In the spirit of Model Cleaners local roots and passion for community outreach, Model Cleaners will launch the 1st Annual Model Cleaners “Coats for Kids” coat drive in conjunction with local schools and the Salvation Army beginning October 10th through December 9th, 2016. Each participating school will be provided with a labeled Model Cleaners plastic bin as the collection point for the coats. All of the coats donated by the student body (either child or adult size) will be cleaned by Model Cleaners then donated to the local Salvation Army offices. The coat drive provided by Model will help local families in need stay warm before the winter time.
A Model representative will count and collect the coats from the participating schools on Friday of each week during the contest and then post the results on Model’s Facebook Page. Participating schools districts include Seton LaSalle, Upper St Clair, Peters Township, Charleroi and Belle Vernon. The school with the most coats donated per student can win up to $1,000 for their school from Model Cleaners. The second place winner will receive $500.
“The Model Cleaners 1st Annual Coats for Kids program is something we want to do for many more years to come” stated President of Model Cleaners Dan LaCarte. “Our society needs to continue to learn how to care and love one another and this program helps teach our youth just that. We are hoping to collect, clean and donate over 5,000 coats to our local Salvation Army offices the next two months in an effort to help local families in need this winter” added Mr. LaCarte.