From now until December 25th, Team #BASIConRoute is collecting coats for New York Cares Annual Coat Drive. It is a city-wide effort run by New York Cares which aims to collect 125,000 coats each year and distribute them to New Yorkers who need them most in the colder months. The Coat Drive has been running for 27 years and counting, having collected and distributed 1.7 million winter coats to-date, thanks to generous New Yorkers. Help us reach our team goal of 110 coats!
What kind of coats are being collected? Coats for men, women, and children are needed. As long as the coats are in good condition and an individual could walk out of the NY Cares Walk-In Centers wearing the coat and feeling warm, then we would gladly appreciate the donation!
Donations are tax deductible! The value of any coat you donate to the Coat Drive is tax deductible, and you print donation receipts here (http://orig.newyorkcares.org/coat-drive-toolkit/resources/nycares-2016-CD_donationreceipt_four.pdf). Please note: New York Cares does not appraise coats. Values are assigned by the donor up to a maximum of $5,000.
What does New York Cares do with the coats collected? New York Cares works hand-in-hand with a wide variety of Community Partners across New York City to make sure donated coats are distributed to New Yorkers who need them as quickly as possible. Our Community Partners include nonprofit social service agencies, public schools, religious institutions, and transitional housing shelters – all of which serve some of our city’s most vulnerable populations.
What about New Jersey? A portion of the coats collected will be donated to the Jersey Cares Annual Coat Drive collection until December 7, 2016.
Spread the word!
Tweet, share, post about the Coat Drive and encourage your networks to get involved, using #CoatDrive and #BASIConRoute. Even if you are unable to donate a coat, share this page to reach out to even more people!
How do I donate?
You can give the coat directly to a BASIC on Route Team Member or message/call us to coordinate bulk donations. BASIC on Route Team Members are admins of this chat and can be contacted via this page or direct message!
Donate your unused coats to those who can use the warmth this coming winter season!
All donations are tax deductible by filling out this receipt: http://orig.newyorkcares.org/coat-drive-toolkit/resources/nycares-2016-CD_donationreceipt_four.pdf
Can’t make a donation? Share this page to reach out to your friends and family!
Donations may be forwarded any BASIC on Route Team Member (admins of this page)