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New York Cares 30th Annual Coat Drive Collects More Than 106,000 Coats to Provide Warmth to NYC's Rising Homeless Population

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:45pm

New York Cares, the largest volunteer network in New York City, today announced that it has collected 106,000 warm winter coats as part of its 30th Annual Coat Drive, which marks the distribution of more than two million coats to date. With special emphasis this year on supporting the rising number of NYC Community School students living in temporary housing, New York Cares ensured these students and families received 10,000 coats. With critical support from its partner organizations and the generosity of corporate and individual donors, New York Cares provided warmth to some of the city’s most vulnerable populations in public schools, housing shelters, community centers, and social service agencies.