Every night, 62,000 New Yorkers sleep in a shelter. Over one third – 23,000 – are children. With just a simple gesture, YOU can keep them warm.
This winter, PMD Media has teamed up with New York Cares to promote their 29th Annual Coat Drive. Over almost three decades, New York Cares has collected nearly 2 million coats. We’d like to make this year their most successful yet.
There are a few ways for you to help – and most of them don’t cost a cent.
And for those of you not in New York, keep reading – we’ve got you covered as well!
If you’re breaking in a new jacket or parka, please consider dropping off one of your older, gently loved coats at the many designated donation locations, all handily mapped out here.
Still sporting your trusty winter wear? With a quick text message, you can provide a coat to someone in need – just text “COAT” to 41444. Your $20 donation will furnish a NY neighbor with high-quality, warm outwear to get through the coldest months of the year.
Finally, the easiest way to participate is to spread the word! Tweet, Share, and Post about the Coat Drive across platforms using the hashtag #CoatDrive.
Not in New York? We’ve posted a list of coat drives occurring across the country. And for those of you lucky enough to enjoy sunny weather year-round, please consider organizations supporting ongoing relief efforts for Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico, collected below.
Non-NYC Coat Drives:
One Warm Coat (Nationwide)
Salvation Army – Chicago Bears – Jewel Osco (Chicago and Denver)
NBC – Telemundo (Chicago)
Jersey Cares (New Jersey)
General Giving Opportunities:
Hispanic Federation (Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief)
Unicef Emergency Relief (Hurricane and other disaster relief)
Charity:Water (worldwide clean drinking water)
And here are some tips if you’re looking to making the holidays special for little ones: