Coats for Kids and Howard Hanna Partner to Help Children in Northeast Ohio

Cleveland, OH (November 9th, 2018) – Throughout its history, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has focused its efforts not only on being the real estate brokerage of choice for buyers and sellers, but also on giving back to the communities where we work and live. For this reason, the company has worked with WTAM’s Coats for Kids to bring warm coats to children throughout Northeast Ohio for over two decades.

Coats for Kids started in 1981 when local radio station employees realized that children were missing school due to a lack of proper winter clothing. With help from organizations like Howard Hanna, Coats for Kids has raised millions of dollars and donated hundreds of thousands of new and like-new coats to area children since its foundation.

“For the past 21 years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with the wonderful people at WTAM to collect coats for our local children. Each year, I am amazed at the support we receive from the community and our agents,” said Kristine Burdick, President of Howard Hanna Midwest. “By working together during the campaign, thousands of children throughout Northeast Ohio will have a new or like-new coat this winter.”

“We have learned a great deal in providing winter coats to area kids in need for the last 37 years. Two things that stand out most are the generosity of our communities, and the fact that Coats for Kids cannot do what it does without the help of our partners. We are so fortunate that we have been able to rely on the more than 30 Northeast Ohio Howard Hanna offices for more than 20 years. Their coat collection efforts are an integral part of our annual campaign,” said Debbie Martinko, Executive Director, Coats for Kids.

From Monday, November 5 until Monday, December 17, Howard Hanna offices throughout Ohio will be collecting and donating coats in infant through adult sizes. All coats donated and funds collected will benefit local children in need, helping to ensure that they do not miss school during the harsh, Ohio winter.

Coats for Kids has distributed hundreds of thousands of coats, with an average of 20,000 coats going each year to children who need them. This year, Howard Hanna has the goal of collecting and donating at least 7,050 coats.

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Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in America, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. The family-owned and operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property management. With 279 offices across OH, PA, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC and MD, our more than 9,200 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process.

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