New York Cares is conducting a coat drive and other activities related to help the less fortunate get through the winter. If interested please see their press release below.
Collect Coats for the New York Cares Coat Drive or Give Gifts through New York Cares’
Winter Wishes Program
Registration is now open for New York Cares’ annual citywide holiday programs – the New York Cares Coat Drive and Winter Wishes. New Yorkers can sign-up to host a coat collection site for the New York Cares Coat Drive and/or request a letter to provide a holiday gift to a child or family in need through the Winter Wishes program. To register, visit the New York Cares website at www.newyorkcares.org. See below for more information about each program.
New York Cares Coat Drive – November 15 to December 31
Keep New Yorkers warm by signing-up to host a coat collection during this year’s New York Cares Coat Drive, which begins taking coats on November 15, 2011. Each winter, thousands of New Yorkers are forced to choose between buying a warm coat and putting food on the table, heating their homes, or meeting other basic survival needs. That’s why for the last 23 years, New York Cares has collected new and used winter coats each holiday season, and distributed them to men, women and children who would otherwise go cold. Health Plus is the Presenting Sponsor of the Coat Drive.
Winter Wishes – November and December
Help New York Cares fulfill the winter wishes of more than 32,000 low-income children, teens and families. Spread holiday cheer by collecting and reading letter requests and purchasing, wrapping and delivering gifts for those in need. Through this program, New York City families that do not have the means to purchase even the most basic gifts will receive them this season. New this year, Winter Wishes will also fulfill gift requests from low income senior citizens. Winter Wishes is generously sponsored by Robert Pohly and Julie Turaj.
About New York Cares:
New York Cares is New York City’s largest volunteer organization. Founded in 1987, New York Cares runs volunteer programs for 1,200 nonprofits, public schools, and city agencies citywide. New York Cares volunteers help children learn to read, prepare meals for homeless and housebound people, help low income students get into college, revitalize public parks and schools, and much more. Last year, New York Cares volunteers helped 400,000 New Yorkers in need. For more information, visit newyorkcares.org or call 212-228-5000.