650+ New Coats Collected At 21st Annual WHUR Children’s Coat Drive
Washington, D.C. (Monday, October 16, 2023) – Rain showers were not enough to dampen the spirit of giving for WHUR listeners Saturday who were intent on making a difference in the lives of DMV youth. It was all part of the 21st Annual WHUR Children’s Coat Drive held at the Shops at Iverson. Dozens of listeners showed up to donate new coats, hats, and gloves for youngsters in need in the region.
WHUR personality Coka-Lani took her popular show on the road to the Shops at Iverson to encourage persons to stop by to help provide winter gear for needy youth ages 2 to 17. When the 4 hour broadcast was complete, over 650 coats were distributed equally to five non-profit organizations servicing youth and their families in the region.
In addition to the generous support of listeners, the success of the Coat Drive was made possible through the sponsorship by FedEx and a collaboration with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
The Coat Drive kicks-off “WHUR’s Annual Season of Giving Campaign,” which also includes “Food2Feed,” a 12-hour radiothon Tuesday, November 14th; “The Steve Harvey Turkey Giveaway” Monday, November 27th; and the “WHUR Toy Drive” Saturday, December 9th.