Azalea Charities Supports BB&T Coats for Kids Drive

Keeping our children warm this winter with new coats is a great way to extend the spirit of the holiday season. Azalea Charities recently donated a check for $1,000 to the BB&T Coats for Kids Drive. Last year the drive helped provide coats to the 2,000 reported homeless children in D.C. along with thousands more in Northern Virginia and neighboring Maryland counties.
The Children’s Charities Foundation has distributed brand new winter coats to more than 14,000 children from (30) thirty local charities and community organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Charities were selected in advance so each child receives an appropriate size coat. Money to purchase the coats are raised at the Children’s Charities Foundation BasketBALL Gala, the BB&T Classic basketball tournament, and local BB&T Branches throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Supporting Coats for Kids is in keeping with Azalea Charities’ dual mission of supporting Northern Virginia charities from Arlington to Fredericksburg and Aid for Wounded Warriors.  Frank E. Lasch, Sr., Chairman & Founder of Azalea Charities, comments, “Many of our efforts address the needs of children who are an essential part of our community’s future. Christmas is a special time for kids, and we are happy to use some of the proceeds of our Corporate & Community Giving Plan to support our youth.
The kid’s coat giveaway is in its seventh year and is one of hundreds of projects the Foundation has funded that offers help to at risk and disadvantage youth. Along with CCF, the D.C. Children’s Trust Fund was instrumental in identifying local organizations serving children in need of a suitable winter coat.

Michael Pybus, Market President of Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T) for Prince William County accepts a $1,000 check from Frank E. Lasch, Sr., Chairman & Founder of Azalea Charities to support BB&T’s Coats for Kids Drive