C4K Tailgate Party!

C4K Tailgate Party!

It’s C4K Tailgate time again! Time for football, grilling out, foam fingers, and rooting for your favorite teams! Come join the FUN with us and help us give more great opportunities to our Coalition kids. Come early to start bidding on dozens of items from our local supporters in the Silent Auction. And your ticket purchase gets you entered in the $10,000 Reverse Raffle!!!! For more details, give us a call at...
Coalition for Kids to get new home – mission unchanged

Coalition for Kids to get new home – mission unchanged

Third-grader Ayana Greene probably didn’t know Mitch Cox from Adam as she enjoyed playing games last Friday afternoon with staff and friends at Coalition for Kids. But if Greene is still benefiting from the fast-growing children’s ministry in a year or two, she’ll likely be studying, eating and playing in a much larger building – thanks in large part to Cox and his company. Greene’s Friday activities occurred two days after Cox announced, during the Coalition’s annual fundraising luncheon, plans to purchase and renovate the former Tri-Cities Christian Elementary School on Susannah Street. The move will help a highly successful ministry that has tripled in size and serves about 300 children in more than a half-dozen locations. This isn’t the first time Cox has made a major contribution to the Christian ministry, which serves about 300 kids in their after-school programs. According to Director of Human Resources Linda Wallace, Cox and Lawrence Porterfield from Pepsi Company finished paying for the building they’re using right now, located at 2308 Watauga Road in Johnson City, and then donated the building for their use two and a half years ago. “They let it be known what their mission is,” Wallace said of Mitch Cox Companies, “and I know he’s concerned about the community. He said he wanted to give back to the community because that’s his responsibility as a Christian.” Cox already has enlisted several partners for the effort and is seeking the advice of the National Christian Foundation and its giving advisors to determine the best organizational structure for the property. As for the Coalition program, he’s firm in his confidence...