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Clothes for Kids 2016 Campaign
Corus Entertainment Kingston Helps Children Stay Warm this Winter
The 28th Annual Clothes for Kids Campaign is underway. Corus Entertainment Kingston, CKWS TV, 104.3 Fresh Radio and 96.3 BIG FM are proud to once again seek our communities support, in conjunction with local police agencies, social services, and our partners, in an effort to ensure children receive essential winter clothing.
Over 20 local agencies assist us in determining children in need in our community. Each year approximately 2,500 children are on this list, requiring essential winter clothing. Children are all under the age of 13 and come from our community.
That’s where you come in! Each year individuals, groups, offices, and workplaces generously sponsor children by purchasing a needed snowsuit or donating money so snowsuits can be purchased. With the help from local volunteers these snowsuits are organized and in one crazy week we ensure as many children as possible receive theirs.
Donations of brand new snowsuits for Clothes for Kids can be dropped off to any of our locations: Frontenac Mall (Centre Court), Cataraqui Centre (Guest Service Centre), Corus Kingston, 170 Queen Street. Mercedes-Benz Kingston at 1432 Bath Road, Van Herpt Motors at 1468 Bath Road, Motosport Plus Kingston 295 Dalton Avenue, or Kingston KIA at 2820 Princess Street.
Clothes for Kids goal is to raise enough funds and community awareness so we can provide brand new snowsuits to all of the children in need.
You’re support and generosity is greatly appreciated!
FAQ - Clothes For Kids
Q. How can I apply for my child to receive a snowsuit?
A. You must visit one of our Community Agencies that your family is a part of. There you will sit down with a representative who will help you through the application process.
Q. What is the maximum age a child can be in order to apply?
A. Newborn – 13 years old. We do not accept children over the age of 13.
Q. When can I apply for my child/children?
A. Please visit your community agency to apply between October 20 and November 7th,, 2016. We are unable to accept any applications after November 7th, 2016.
Q. When are the distribution dates and times?
A. Distribution will be organized with you through your agency once you’ve applied for your child’s snowsuit. Each agency has a different distribution date or way that they will make sure you receive your snowsuit.
Q. How can I donate?
A. There are two ways to donate. 1) You can purchase a snowsuit 2) You can make a cash donation. All donations can be dropped off at 170 Queen Street Kingston.
Q. Are tax receipts available?
A. Clothes For Kids is not a registered charity. Unfortunately we are not able to give tax receipts.
Q. What sizes of snowsuits are needed?
A. We accept snowsuit sizes from newborn – size 16. We find that we always fall short on the larger sizes. We accept all sizes and appreciate all snowsuit donations. Whatever size you choose to buy will always find a child and help keep them warm.
The Clothes for Kids battery-recycling program is a collaborative effort between Corus Entertainment, Canadian Tire, Westchester Logistics and Raw Materials Company – drop off your old batteries at any of these locations and Raw Materials makes a donation to Clothes For Kids based on the amount of old batteries received!
Corus Kingston supports the United Way in the following ways:
CNIB Dining in the Dark
Staff Donations are matched 1 for 1 by Corus Ent.