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 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.”

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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 New Yorkers who must make the choice each year between buying a winter coat or meeting other basic survival needs such as putting food on the table.

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