Show Everybody That New York Cares
The New York Cares coat drive is in full swing.
Starting Dec. 1, all New Yorkers are encouraged to support The 18th Annual New York Cares Coat Drive, sponsored by Health Plus. Each year, the New York Cares Coat Drive collects more than 70,000 coats that are donated to people in need throughout the city. Since the Coat Drive began in 1989, caring New Yorkers have donated over 1 million coats to help keep New Yorkers in need warm throughout the cold winter months.
New Yorkers can donate new or gently used adults’ and children’s coats throughout the month of December at Coat Drive collection sites throughout the five boroughs. Donated coats are distributed to over 300 New York homeless shelters, agencies serving seniors, and community organizations supporting people in need throughout the city.
The following sites in Queens will collect coats: Janovic Plaza, 30-35 Thomson Ave. in Long Island City, as well as all of the Queens police precincts.
In addition, there are plenty of special drop-off sites throughout the city, including the Graybar Passage in Grand Central Station, the LIRR and NJ Transit/Amtrak concourses at New York Penn Station, the main concourse, 42nd Street entrance, of the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the W Hotel in Union Square.
On Dec. 1, 98.7 Kiss FM will hold its fourth annual “Kiss Kids Coat Drive” radio marathon at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 405 West 55th Street. New Yorkers can drop off new, clean, or gently used winter coats and make donations from 6 a.m. until midnight during this one-day event.
There will also be two special game-day collections during NFL games at Giants Stadium. Fans can bring coats to the game Dec. 3 and donate them in designated collection sites at the stadium when the Giants play the Cowboys. There will be another collection Dec. 31 when the Jets play the Riders.
Moishe’s Moving Systems will hold three “Moishe’s Monday” coat collections at their trucks on East 86th Street and Lexington Avenue. Exact dates and times will be announced in early December.
For more information about the New York Cares Coat Drive and/or drop-off sites, the public can visit www.nycares.org or call (212) 402-1173.