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Top 5 Places to Donate a Coat

New York City just got blasted with a winter storm that canceled school, dumped 10 inches of snow on the ground, and sent temperatures plummeting into the teens. Thousands of New Yorkers faced these conditions without a winter coat. Now is the time to donate your coats so we can get them to people who need them before the next storm. Here are the Top 5 Places to Donate a Coat:

5. St. John's University

Hillcrest Library on the St. John's University campus will collect coats full time through the end of the drive. Bookworms are encouraged to donate their extra coats now!

4. Pinkberry

Kill two birds with one stone on your next yogurt run. Satisfy your yogurt craving and donate a coat. All Pinkberry locations in the city are collecting until February 7th.

3. The Coat Drive Warehouse

Want to see where all the Coat Drive magic happens when you donate your coat? Then head to our warehouse at 157 West 31st Street. Bring your donations between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm and say hi to our staff who have been working in a basement for 3 months. 

2. Lakeside at Prospect Park

If you're heading to Prospect Park in Brooklyn for a day of sledding, ice skating, or other fun snow activities, don't forget to bring a spare coat. Drop your coats off near the brand new skating pavilion at Lakeside.

1. The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

Taking in the sites at Bryant Park? Look for the Coat Drive bin, located at the exit doors outside of the skating rink pavilion. Enter the park from 6th Avenue between 41st and 42nd the receptacle is located behind the fountain next to the exit of the skating rink pavilion. The bin can be accessed 24 hours from now until February 7th.

Find even more locations and even more ways to support the Coat Drive. Donate today, many New Yorkers need your coats before the next storm.

By Susan Torres

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