New York Cares
As temperatures hit record lows, tens of thousands of New Yorkers are without coats, a volunteer group says.
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.
Dozens of people turned up for a chance to get new coats at the New York Rescue Mission.
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.
Volunteers were gathering at New York City libraries Saturday to enroll people of all ages in the 2013 Summer Reading Program and register them for library cards.
The New York Mets have teamed with the charity New York Cares to reward people with free tickets in exchange for volunteer efforts.
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.
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.
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.
Six thousand volunteers turned out Saturday morning to paint, plant and sort books at schools in all five boroughs as part of New York Cares Day.
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Thousands of volunteers across the city spent their Saturday lending a hand as part of New York’s annual “Spring Greening”.
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.
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.
People were rolling up their sleeves for National Volunteer Week, as hundreds of volunteers dug in for a day of work at Riverside Park.