New York City

NYC coat drive seeking more donations

January 7, 2014 Associated Press
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As New York City shivers through record cold, New York Cares says there’s an urgent need for more coats for its annual coat drive.

So far this winter, New Yorkers have donated 29,000 coats for needy New Yorkers. New York Cares says requests for coats have topped 100,000.

The coat drive ends Feb. 7. Individuals and companies can donate gently used, freshly laundered coats at hundreds of locations throughout the five boroughs.

Drop-off locations include all NYPD precincts, Bryant Park, the New York Cares warehouse and many other sites.

The New York Cares coat drive has collected 1.6 million winter coats for men, women and children since it started in 1989.

Coats benefit homeless families, seniors on fixed incomes, low income families, veterans and others.

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