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Coats for Kids 2014 Distribution Set - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                             December 17, 2013

Coats for Kids Distribution Day:

Local Organizations Help to Keep Area Children Warm


SHREVEPORT, LA Ė Goodwill Industries® of North Louisiana, Porterís Cleaners and KSLA TV-12 are partnering together for their 25th Annual Coats for Kids campaign. Coats will be distributed on Saturday, January 4th at the Goodwill Administrative Offices at 800 West 70th Street in Shreveport from 9am to Noon. For residents in Bossier City, coats can be picked up at the Porterís Cleaners location at 512 Benton Road.  Parents are encouraged to bring their children with them and must present a photo ID.  Representatives from non-profit groups will need to bring or fax in advance a request on letterhead stating the number of coats needed.

With frigid temperatures expected this winter, Goodwill Industries®, Porterís Cleaners, and KSLA TV-12 are hoping to ensure that the children of Northwest Louisiana are healthy, safe, and warm.  Porterís Cleaners and KSLA have been collecting coats for "kidsĒ of all sizes for distribution through Goodwill Industries® and Porterís Cleaners to help keep all who walk through their doors a little warmer this winter.  Started by Mark Porter in the 1980ís, the program has handed out over 150,000 coats to local residents during its very successful run.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help on distribution day, please contact D.J. Roman, Marketing and Community Relations Manager of Goodwill Industries® of North Louisiana at (318) 212-0634 or


Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit agency that serves people with disabilities and workplace disadvantages by providing job training and employment services, as well as job placement opportunities and post-employment support.

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc. is a member of Goodwill Industries International (GII) and the United Way of Northwest Louisiana, is affiliated with NISH (formerly known as National Industries for the Severely

Handicapped), and has been accredited for its Employee Development Services and Community Employment Services Programs by CARF Ė the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities. Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc. is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) and is certified through its Ethics and Accountability Program, the Louisiana Standards of Excellence.

For more information, contact D.J. Roman at 318-212-0634.


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