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Giving Back

A Cleaner World is committed to a tradition of excellence and community service. We are proud of our partnership in community programs like Community Baby Shower and Cover the City. In addition, from 1987 through 2024, we've collected over 982,000 coats for the Salvation Army through our signature program, Give A Kid A Coat.

For more information on how to help us make a difference, contact Brian Harrell at

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Baby Shower
Community Baby Shower

Community Baby Shower

Adding a new baby to a family is a joyous occasion. Yet, we know some of our neighbors are struggling to get by. Add the needs of a newborn to the mix, and many times families have to choose between buying diapers or paying the electric bill. To assist these families, A Cleaner World is teaming up with FOX8 to host the 8th Annual FOX8 Community Baby Shower, a program designed to provide baby essentials.

To participate in the Community Baby Shower, drop off new things like diapers, wipes, formula, and supplies or gently used items like baby clothes, toys, and cribs at any Triad area A Cleaner World location from April 22 to May 12, 2024. The Salvation Army will collect and distribute the donated items throughout our community. Cash donations can be made online and securely to The Salvation Army. Essential items will be purchased with cash donations and distributed to new mothers and babies in need. 

“We believe in the importance of family,” said Chris Edwards, President of A Cleaner World, “and adding a baby to a family should equal joy and happiness, not stress and worry. We want new parents to be able to focus on that joy and merely loving on their new baby. The simple act of donating a package of diapers or some clothing your child has outgrown can make such a difference.”

Give A Kid A Coat Campaign

Give A Kid A Coat, a program that solicits coat donations from area residents to give to those in need, received 16,187 coats in 2024. Since its inception, over 982,000 coats have been collected and cleaned for Give A Kid A Coat.

We're excited to kick off our 37th annual campaign on January 5, 2024 from 7-10 a.m. at 2527 Eastchester Drive in High Point, featuring music, refreshments, giveaways and fun! The collection campaign will run through February 10, 2024. How does it work? Residents that wish to participate simply need to check their closets for outgrown coats or coats they no longer wear and drop them off at any A Cleaner World location during the campaign dates. A Cleaner World will clean, press, and perform minor repairs on the coats before they are given to The Salvation Army for distribution. Please reach out to your local Salvation Army branch for details on where to get the coats during their distribution events. 

We encourage groups (schools, churches, businesses and others) to hold collections prior to the campaign kickoff and drop them off between Christmas and New Year's, so we can begin to clean them and have coats ready for distribution in early January. For more information about group collections, contact 

To make a monetary donation to the effort, please click here or scan 

Here is the 2024 distribution schedule:

  • Greensboro Salvation Army will begin distributing coats on January 15 during opening hours from their 307 West Gate City Boulevard location.
  • Alamance Salvation Army will distribute coats every Thursday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. beginning January 11 and ending February 15 from their Family Thrift Store located at 3720 S. Church St. Burlington, NC 27215.
  • High Point Salvation Army will distribute coats on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - noon January 12, 19, 26, and February 2 at their 301 West Green Drive location. 
  • Winston-Salem Salvation Army will begin distributing coats on Friday, January 12.  Distribution infomation and locations can be found here

Give A Kid A Coat is sponsored by A Cleaner World, The Salvation Army, WGHP/Fox81075KZL, and Rock92.  This year's radio sponsor is Go Green Plumbing.

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Cover the City

The Cover the City Project began in 2013 to provide warmth and love to the homeless population in shelters and those who don't use shelters during the coldest months of the year.  Each year, Cover the City Project hosts a blanket drive throughout its different chapters to collect new and gently used blankets for those in need, and this year, A Cleaner World and Fox 8 are partnering with this worthwhile mission.  Forsyth and Guilford County A Cleaner World locations will accept blanket donations from October 1 through November 30, while our friends at Fox 8 will bring awareness to this critical need.

To participate, drop off a new or gently used blanket at any one of our Triad locations, and click here to learn more about the Cover the City Project.

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Do Good. Donate Goods.

Since 2009, A Cleaner World has been a drop off point for anyone that wants to donate their gently used clothes to The Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores.  

Items that are donated to The Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores are sold to the community, many times at bargain prices, and the proceeds help support their programs like disaster relief, adult rehabilitation, youth camps, elderly services, and so on. While these services are dubbed as programs, the bottom line is that you’re helping people (doing good) – our neighbors in need. Who knew that simply cleaning out your closet and dropping off your no longer needed clothes at any Triad A Cleaner World location (donate goods) could make such an impact?!

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