CEO of Chicago Public Schools Arnie Duncan Helps Sears Distribute New Coats
To Chicago-Area Children at Sears on State WHO: More than 40 students from Schiller School (640 W. Scott St.) will receive NEW winter coats specifically selected for each child. Chicago Public Schools CEO Arnie Duncan will help kick off the event and distribute the coats. WHAT: As part of Sears continued commitment to the community, the company's associates will once again support the Sears Coats for Kids program to help make another winter warmer for more than 4,000 Chicago-area children. This year, Sears approaches a total of nearly 60,000 new coats distributed to Chicago-area elementary school-age children in need. WHERE: Sears on State 2 N. State St. (corner of State and Madison streets) WHEN: Saturday, November 3 at 10:00 a.m. Time is not to be published. (Coats will be distributed to previously selected children.) WHY: Sears has a long-standing commitment to Chicagoland families and children. The Sears volunteer initiative is a strategic partnership with America's Promise and the Points of Light Foundation designed to support America's Youth through volunteering. VISUAL: -- Chicago Schools CEO Arnie Duncan helps his students try on their new coats. -- Capture the children's smiles as they receive their new winter coats. Background Information: The Sears Coats for Kids program was created by a Sears associate and friends in 1989 to help children in need stay warm for the winter. As word of the program spread, more employees got involved in fundraising and distribution. In 1994, Sears Coats for Kids became an official Sears volunteer initiative.
CONTACT: Media, Melissa Winchester, (847) 286-3796/5708, or Community Affairs, Bob Wery, (847) 286-0568, both of Sears, Roebuck and Co.
PRNewswire -- Oct. 31
SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.