Matthews Business Owner Opens Doors for Steve's Coats for Kids Campaign
11/25/2015

Bill Romeo of American Prosperity Group are bundling up this “jacket season” with Channel 9 to collect coats at their office 501 W. John St. Matthews.

Online PR News – 25-November-2015 – Charlotte/Matthews, NC – For Immediate Release: Matthews Business Owner Opens Doors for Steve’s Coats for Kids Campaign
Bill Romeo & the staff of American Prosperity Group are providing a convenient drop-off for Matthews residents in support of WSOC’s Steve’s Coats for Kids campaign.
Matthews, NC: Bill Romeo and the staff of American Prosperity Group are bundling up this “jacket season” with Channel 9 Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Steve Udelson to collect coats for his charity, Steve’s Coats for Kids. From December 15th to January 10th, residents can bring their generous donations to 501 W. John Street, in Matthews between the hours of 9am and 7pm.
WSOC-TV's Steve’s Coats for Kids campaign is a part of the Channel 9 Family Focus brand and was introduced in 2005. Steve’s Coats for Kids campaign runs from January 6-15, 2016. Over the last 11 years, this campaign has been a labor of love brought together through various partnerships. All coat donations are distributed through Crisis Assistance Ministry serving the Charlotte area since 1975. An independent non-profit agency, Crisis Assistance Ministry focuses on preventing homelessness and preserving dignity for Charlotte-Mecklenburg's working poor -- providing assistance with rent, utilities, clothing and furniture.
Steve’s Coats for Kids has collected nearly 100,000 coats in the last 10 years. As an active community member, Bill and his family have supported this cause for the past several years and believes in its efforts to protect Metro area children from the elements.
Bill Romeo says, “So many times, I pass a bus stop only to see a child with a very thin coat on. I am passionate about keeping kids warm this winter and hope my little effort of being part of this drive will warm a child in our community this year.”
How the collection works:
Collection bins will be on our front porch for after hour delivery.