Coat Drive

FILE - Winter coats sit in a warehouse at the annual New York Cares coat drive, on Dec. 16, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Red Cross Awards $25K For NYC Coat Drive

The grant went to New York Cares. It will fund the purchase of coats for children and adults in communities throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

12/27/2013

FILE: Volunteers help out at a New York Cares coat drive. (credit: CBS 2)

New York Cares Struggling To Meet Demand In Annual Coat Drive

New York Cares executive director Gary Bagley said their supply is down 35 percent, while the demand is up by 25 percent compared with an average year.

12/12/2013

New York Cares kicks off its 25th Annual Coat Drive on Nov. 12, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

New York Cares Launches 25th Annual Coat Drive

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Super Bowl Host Committee Co-Chairman Woody Johnson helped distribute coats to 100 residents at the Bowery Mission on Tuesday.

11/12/2013

Staten Island Coat and Clothing Drive Jan. 20, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Hundreds Of Storm Victims Turn Out For Coat, Clothing Drive On Staten Island

Kars 4 Kids, along with Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm, City Councilmember Debi Rose and local charities joined forces to help hand out 1,000 winter coats to those who lost everything in superstorm Sandy.

01/20/2013

Santa With Boy At Christmas Party In Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (credit: CBS 2)

New Yorkers Help Make It A Merry Christmas For Those Less Fortunate

A Christmas Day party and gift exchange went off as planned in the basement of the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn just two days after a fire broke out inside the Episcopal church.

12/25/2012

FILE: Volunteers help out at a New York Cares coat drive. (credit: CBS 2)

Volunteers Kick Off New York Cares Coat Drive On Christmas Day

Volunteers of all ages packed the New York City Rescue Mission for New York Cares. The organization is committed to keeping New Yorkers warm this holiday season.

12/25/2012

People try on donated coats in Far Rockaway Nov. 13, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Annual Coat Drive Begins Earlier, Faces Higher Demand In Wake Of Sandy

New York Cares said the goal is to collect 50,000 coats before Thanksgiving so they can be distributed to storm victims as quickly as possible.

11/13/2012

(Photo: New York Cares)

Charity Hands Out Winter Coats On Christmas

The coat drive was run by New York Cares. Executive Director Gary Bagley said this isn’t just for the homeless but also the working poor.

12/25/2010

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Coat Drive Keeping New Yorkers Warm For 22nd Year

New York Cares is hosting its 22nd annual coat drive run at the New York City Rescue Mission where the spirit of Christmas is being felt by those in need of getting warm, winter coats.

12/25/2010

(Photo/Levon Putney, WCBS 880)

Paramus Coat Drive Stifled By Bedbug Concerns

In years past, the Bergen Community College Rotary Club’s “Coins For Coats” drive has collected used coats, but caution over the creepy-crawly critters has stopped them from doing that this year.

11/29/2010