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Donate Your Unused Coats

Here’s a great way to create space in your closet and, at the same time, help out those in need. The annual New York Cares Coat Drive runs every December.   Their web site states:  “New York Cares collects nearly 70,000 gently used, freshly laundered winter coats each December and distributes them to thousands of men, women, and children who would otherwise be cold.” “90% of homeless adults need a new, warm coat each winter because they have no place to…

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Unstuff Your Linen Closet

Do you still have every towel you ever owned — including the ones you used in college?  Is it impossible for you to pull anything out of your linen closet without everything coming out because it’s so stuffed? Perhaps it’s time for you to give your linen closet a makeover. Let’s figure out how many sheets, towels, blankets, etc., you really need.

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In With The New, Out With The Old

As you open up your holiday presents this month and think about how much fun you are going to have with your new stuff, give a thought or two to your old stuff.  Are there CDs, DVDs, video games, software, or books that no longer hold your interest now that you have new ones? Think about donating them to the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter (NCS).

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Donate Your Unused Winter Coats

Although temperatures here in New York City have remained mild thus far, there was a surprising nip in the air a couple of days ago that reminded me of how unpleasant winter can be when you aren’t dressed warmly enough. A charity called 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.  This includes not only homeless people, but the thousands of…

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