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Winking Lizard: The Tavern of Choice to Eat, Relax, Enjoy and Give Something Back
Residents of Northeast Ohio and Columbus know The Winking Lizard (www.winkinglizard.com) as the place for tasty reptizers, wings, sandwiches, burgers, BBQ , a huge selection of great beer and much more. The next time you visit one of the Winking Lizard’s 15 locations and are licking wing sauce off your fingers and sipping your favorite brew, feel doubly good about where you’re sitting … The Winking Lizard has been a very generous supporter of Coats for Kids since 2010.
Since The Winking Lizard came up with the idea to donate to Coats for Kids just three years ago, the tavern has contributed $21,300 to our organization.
You may be familiar with The Winking Lizard Tavern World Tour of Beers, now in its 27th year. Beer tour participants pay a modest fee and have an entire year starting Jan. 2 to drink 100 beers from the Winking Lizard’s extensive selection of both domestic and international bottle and draft beers. After reaching 100 beers, tour enrollees receive the coveted World Tour jacket. Each year, quite a few folks garner the distinction of completing the World Tour, but opt not to receive the jacket, and instead, the jacket cost is donated to Coats for Kids.
In 2010, Winking Lizard’s donation was matched by one of its beer distributor partners. In 2011 and 2012, the Winking Lizard donation consisted solely of beer tour jacket proceeds. Each year, they have contributed between $4,350 and $7,350 – which can go to purchase a lot of coats!
Many thanks to the Winking Lizard for taking Coats for Kids along on its World Tour.
Frequently asked questions
What is Coats for Kids?
2013 marks the 32nd anniversary of Coats for Kids - Cleveland, which was started in 1981 by local radio station employees when they realized that a large number of children were missing school in the winter because they did not have warm coats. That November, Coats for Kids Cleveland was founded and the radio station began soliciting donations of like-new, gently worn coats and cash donations to purchase new coats. Since that initial campaign, more than $3.25 million has been raised and over 500,000 new or like-new coats have been distributed to children (ages 0 - 18) in need throughout northeast Ohio.
How Does My Family Qualify To Receive A Coat(s)?
Please check back later for information about requirements for children to receive coats during the 2013 Coats for Kids campaign.
When is the Campaign?
Check back later for more information about the 2013 campaign.
Goals for the 2013 Campaign
This is the 32nd anniversary of Coats for Kids. We are in the process of setting our goals for 2013.
We always appreciate volunteers to help at the Coats for Kids warehouse, but we do not require volunteer support every day.
Please check back soon for a list of specific days when your help will be most valuable.
Thank you for your interest.
To make a monetary donation, you can mail a check made payable to Coats for Kids - Cleveland to:
How do I Contact Coats for Kids
Buy Game Tickets & Support Coats for Kids!
Coats for Kids Night
at the Lake County Captains Game
Friday, June 14, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are just $10. Portions of the ticket price will benefit Coats for Kids!
Domenic and Russell from the band Chance will perform at the game!
*There is a $1.50 per ticket service charge for online purchases.
The 7th Annual Vegas Show Benefiting Coats for Kids
We're happy to announce the 7th Annual Vegas Show Benefiting Coats for Kids on November 22 and November 23, 2013!
We'll be announcing more details soon. In the meantime, check out highlights from the 6th Annual Vegas Show!
2012 Coats for Kids Car Raffle Results
THANK YOU to everyone who supported Coats for Kids by purchasing tickets for the 2012 Coats for Kids Car Raffle. We are grateful for your generosity.
Congratulations to our three winners:
How Coats for Kids Works
You have been kind enough to donate a new or gently used coat to help northeast Ohio kids stay warm this year.
Whether you dropped off a coat at an event or into one of our collection bins at malls around town, at a Howard Hanna real estate office or Willoughby Supply store, or some other location, you may wonder – how does this coat reach a child? Here’s how it works:
Suede, wool, leather and fur coats – as well as any hats, gloves or other clothes we collected – are donated to other northeast Ohio non-profit organizations. Even coats that are too badly damaged to be cleaned and distributed are turned into rags. No donated item is ever discarded.