Did you know that 90% of homeless adults need a new, warm coat each winter because they have no place to keep one over the summer months? But it’s not just homeless people who need our help; thousands of New Yorkers each year are forced to make a choice between buying a winter coat and putting food on the table, or meeting other basic survival needs. New York Cares collects nearly 70,000 gently used winter coats each December and distributes them to thousands of men, women, and children who would otherwise be cold.
<!–Registration begins on Monday, October 19, 2009. Check back soon to find out how you can help.
–>How You Can Help
|Host a Coat Collection – Organize a coat drive and inspire your coworkers, neighbors, or friends to give the gift of warmth this winter.|
|Donate a coat – Find a collection site near you.|
|Make a financial donation – Collecting and distributing 70,000 coats each winter requires enormous resources. Your donation will provide more warm coats this winter and volunteer programs that will continue to impact our city all year long.|
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