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November 19, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda to Accept Winter Coat Donations to Help Children in Need

Winter in Kansas City can be pretty unpredictable, but one thing is for sure, it gets cold. Did you know that cold weather is accountable for over 63 percent of weather-related deaths in the United States? According to a report by the National Center for Health Statistics, cold winter weather kills more than twice as many Americans as the unbearable summer heat.

No one deserves to freeze out in the cold this winter because they don’t have the proper winter coat to help keep them warm, especially children. According to kidshealth.org, children are at a greater risk for frostnip and frostbite than adults. The best way to prevent this is to make sure they are dressed warmly and don’t spend too much time in cold weather.

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Winter coats can be expensive, often causing children to have to face the winter months without proper warmth. Here at Frank Ancona Honda, we always try to give back to the community, which is why we are happy to announce that we are a drop-off location for new or gently used winter coats to help local children in need this winter.

Want to help? Drop off new or gently used winter coats to help children in need to our store located at 1000 North Rogers Road in Olathe, Kan. The cut-off date for this year’s drive is December 4, 2015, but we will continue accepting donations throughout 2016 to prepare for next winter. After the cut-off we will take all the donated coats to a local dry cleaner to be professionally cleaned before being distributed to local charities and kids across the Kansas City Metro.

Winter weather will be here before we know it, so please bring your new coat donations to our store today to help local children stay warm this winter.

 

December 22, 2013

Coats For Kids Drive A Success!

We’d like to thank all our customers and employees for a very successful Coats For Kids drive this year!

In autumn, we asked everyone to drop off gently-used kids coats at Frank Ancona Honda. The coats were distributed to Coats For Kids, which aims to assist in the health and educational needs of children from low-income families by donating coats to keep them warm in cold weather.


Photo Credit: Coats For Kids/Operation Warm

Jason Heard, general sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda, said, “Our customers came through yet again with another very successful Coats For Kids donation drive at Frank Ancona Honda. We want to thank our customers and employees for their commitment to the children of Kansas City. Another special thanks goes to Pride Cleaners for getting all of the coats clean.”

The cutoff date for this year was Dec. 7, but the drive will run throughout the entirety of 2014 to prepare for next year’s winter needs.

To learn more about Coats for Kids and the inspirational work they do, please visit http://www.coats-for-kids.org/.

November 26, 2013

Drop Off Donations at Frank Ancona Honda for Coats for Kids

For the third year in a row, we’re happy to announce that we are participating in Coats for Kids, a campaign which provides school children with coats and warm wear for school during the cold winter months. Anyone who wants to participate can drop off their coats at Frank Ancona Honda located at 1000 North Rogers Road in Olathe, Kan. The cutoff date for this year is Dec. 7, 2013, but the campaign will run throughout all of 2014 in order to prepare for next winter.

(Photo: Coats for Kids)

This is especially important for kids, as it is easier to attend, focus and participate in the educational process when nobody has to worry about something as simple as staying warm. Even better, Coats for Kids is designed to assist the health and educational needs of economically disadvantaged families who need the help the most.

This is a low impact means to make a difference; most families with children likely have coats that they have outgrown, and can probably find one that would be suitable for donation.

To learn more about Coats for Kids and the inspirational work they do, please visit http://www.coats-for-kids.org/.