Enter George and Charles King. The eleven-year-old twins occasionally accompanied their mother Catherine Ryan to meetings of the Committee for the Arts, and became interested in the coat and its story. After several months had passed and the money had not yet been raised for conservation, the boys began a crowd-funding campaign. Their efforts were noticed by individuals, businesses, and media outlets who took up the boys’ cause and spread the word. A final anonymous donation of $2000 completed the fund-raising effort, and MTS began treatment.