WBRZ's 2017 "Pat's Coats for Kids" raised $100,251, setting a record for the campaign. In addition to the money raised, 7,000 coats were collected. All money and coats collected go toward providing warm coats to children in need.
This was Neighbors 9th time partnering with Pat Shingleton and WBRZ as a sponsor for the campaign. In addition, Neighbors team members gave a helping hand for Pack the POD day and a very snowy Distribution Day at WBRZ's station. Neighbors collected coats and donations at all locations throughout the holiday season and raised $3,500.
"Neighbors is so proud to be part of this annual campaign which highlights the generous spirit of our community." Neighbors President and CEO Steve Webb said. "2017 will be remembered as the year that we generated in excess of $100,000, and the year that it snowed on Distribution Day! Nothing highlights the need for coats more than subfreezing temperatures and snowfall in South Louisiana. "