On November 10, New York Cares will once again celebrate the thousands of Acts of Warmth that New Yorkers carry out throughout the year. While there have been significant changes to the way our staff, Team Leaders, volunteers, and nonprofit partners respond to the needs of our city, one thing remains constant: New Yorkers show up for one another in times of crisis.
We will also pay tribute to one of our long-standing partners, Bank of America. Year in and year out, Bank of America and its employees provide strong support for our annual New York Cares Coat Drive and Winter Wishes program. This year, when COVID-19 hit hard, Bank of America was among the first companies to step up and provide generous additional funding for our rapidly expanding hunger programming. Over the years, Bank of America has helped our most vulnerable neighbors by gifting more than 5,000 coats, granting more than 40,000 Winter Wishes, and sponsoring over 6,000 of its employees as volunteers with New York Cares.