Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:46 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Stars from the ABC soap “One Life to Live” set to appear on “Good Morning America” to participate in coat drive for needy.

On Tuesday, January 12th, Eddie Alerderson (Matthew Buchanan), Kelley Missal (Danielle Rayburn), and Shenell Edmonds (Destiny Evans) will appear on the popular morning news program to participate in “GMA’s” annual “Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Drive,” “OLTL” publicity director Lauri Hogan tells SON

For the third straight year, “Good Morning America” is teaming up with Burlington Coat Factory and the non-profit group “One Warm Coat” to distribute free coats to those in need all across the United States.  Organizers are hoping to surpass last year’s total of 177,339 coats (175,125 were collected in 2007).  Currently, this season’s total stands at 174,803.   

Donations will be accepted through January 15th at more than 400 Burlington Coat Factory locations nationwide, and “GMA” audience members can drop off their coats at the show’s studios in Time Square in New York City. 

New and gently used coats will be accepted, along with other types of outer wear (jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc…) and hats and gloves.  In the coming weeks the donated coats and other items will be distributed across the country by charaities working closely with “One Warm Coat.” 

For more information on how you can participate in this event, click here.  Individuals who have received donated coats from this drive are also encouraged to share their experiences with “GMA,” who may choose to showcase some of your stories on air. 

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.

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