The annual New York Cares coat drive is more critical than ever due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. This year, they set a goal to collect a record 200,000 coats, and they need 50,000 coats immediately to distribute to New Yorkers in Staten Island, the Rockaways, and other hard-hit areas.
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Now is the time to help! Go through your closet and consider what you truly need. Donate the rest, now through December 31, to this worthy cause.
You can drop off coats at the New York Cares Warehouse, New York City Police Precincts, New York City Public Libraries, and Citi Pond at Bryant Park.
Go the extra mile and sign up to host a coat drive in your office, apartment building lobby, church, or school. New York Cares will provide you with all the materials you need to publicize the drive. All you have to do is arrange to deliver the coats to their warehouse in midtown Manhattan.
You’re not only clearing some clutter this holiday season, you’ll be doing something good for so many.