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Volunteers, in red, at the New York Cares coat drive on Dec. 25, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Volunteers Show Christmas Spirit Across Tri-State Area

Dozens of people turned up for a chance to get new coats at the New York Rescue Mission.

12/25/2013

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

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

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

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New York Cares Helps New Yorkers Stay Warm With Coats

53-year-old Wendell Harden was among those who found a new coat today at the New York City Rescue Mission on Christmas, thanks to New York Cares.

12/25/2011

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Eye On New York: On Volunteering

In this segment of Eye on New York, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with Gary Bagley, executive director of New York Cares, about the upcoming New York Cares Day on Saturday, Oct. 15.

10/09/2011

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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