Clark Howard's 16th Annual 'Clark's Christmas Kids' Drive Meets Goal
December 13, 2016 at 6:28 AM (PT)
WESTWOOD ONE and COX MEDIA GROUP News-Talk WSB-A-WSBB/ATLANTA's CLARK HOWARD's 26th annual "CLARK's CHRISTMAS Kids" charity drive met its highest goal to date with donations enabling gifts for 8,360 foster children in the ATLANTA area this season. The drive, including two weeks of collections at WALMART locations, was conducted with the GEORGIA Division of Family and Children Services and THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL GEORGIA and included personalities from CMG sister ABC affiliate WSB-TV, Urban AC WALR (KISS 104.1), AC WSB-F (B98.5), and Classic Rock WSRV (97.1 THE RIVER).
"The fact that 8,360 children will get CHRISTMAS gifts this year through CLARK's CHRISTMAS Kids is a wonderful testament to the generosity and caring of the thousands of people of GEORGIA who donated, and the hundreds who volunteered to make this CHRISTMAS Miracle happen,” said THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL GEORGIA CEO JOHN A. BERRY. “We at ST. VINCENT DE PAUL GEORGIA are honored to have been part of the program again this year and look forward to working with WSB Radio and CLARK next year."
WSB Dir./Branding and Programming PETE SPRIGGS said, “This is clear evidence of the incredible power of local radio. Our talent from WSB, KISS 104.1, B98.5, and 97.1 THE RIVER were everywhere in the ATLANTA Metro – North, South, East, and West. And, listeners responded to them with what amounts to more than $1 million in donations! CLARK HOWARD is the most trusted and biggest-hearted man in broadcasting – end of story. He rallied all this and worked a miracle.”
HOWARD added, "I never thought we’d be able to take care of that many kids. I’m just blown away by the generosity I saw from our listeners and my fellow Americans. I’m amazed at what we have accomplished in our 26th year and thank WSB Radio, ST. VINCENT DE PAUL GEORGIA, and our friends at WSB-TV for their continued support. If not for them, none of these kids would have presents on CHRISTMAS morning.”