Help keep New Yorkers warm this chilly winter.
New York Cares needs your help. The organization is in the midst of its 25th Annual Coat Drive, and donations have been slow. In fact, New York Cares has collected only 30% of its goal of 104,000 coats, which are to be given to disadvantaged persons throughout the city.
Luckily, thanks to Bank of America, it’s easy for people visiting the park, or living or working nearby, to help out. Bring your clean, lightly used winter coat to the collection bin located near the exit of the Skating Pavilion. The exit of the Skating Pavilion is between the fountain and The Rink. The Bank of America Winter Village collection bin is accessible during all park hours.
Bank of America jump-started the coat count with a donation of 100 new coats. We urge all of you to help the cause by adding to the total, while enjoying a visit to the park. This has been a brutal winter, and every donation is much appreciated.
If you can’t make it to the park, look here to find the collection bin nearest to you. You can also get involved by organizing collections at your residence or place of work. To make a donation from your desktop, you may purchase a coat online from Target or Amazon, and it will be shipped directly to New York Cares. The Coat Drive ends on February 7.
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