Astoria, Christmas, Featured Nov 17, 2014 The New York Cares Coat Drive Starts Today It’s that time again—time for the New York Cares Coat Drive, now in its 26th year. And on a cold, rainy day like this is feels particularly relevant. Did you (…) Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print It’s that time again—time for the New York Cares Coat Drive, now in its 26th year. And on a cold, rainy day like this is feels particularly relevant. Did you (…) by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops You Can Make a Difference – the Winter Season Drive at (...) It’s that time again—time for the New York Cares Coat Drive, now in its 26th year. And on a cold, rainy day like this is feels particularly relevant. Did you know that since the start of the Coat Drive, NY Cares has collected and distributed more than 1.6 million coats to New Yorkers in need? Still, they can use even more—each year they get requests for 100,000 coats and typically collect 80,000. The need is real, and NY Cares depends on individuals, groups, and organizations to get the job done. As you can see, your donation of a new or gently-used coat could really help someone else in need of protection and warmth. And there are a number of drop-off locations in Astoria to make it easy to give—here are the Astoria locations: Astoria Library, 14-01 Astoria Blvd Steinway Library, 21-45 31 St Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway 114th Precinct, 34-16 Astoria Blvd You can find other locations here (perhaps someplace closer to work, etc.). Also know you can donate coats at Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station. Every coat you donate makes a difference. The NY Cares Coat Drive goes until December 31, 2014. Twitter Facebook Email Print 114th precinct26th Annualcoat drivecoatsdonationslibrariesnew york caresNY Cares About Meg Cotner Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver. Related scoops You Can Make a Difference – the Winter Season Drive at (...) 2 Comments Share your good fortune through Constantinides’ office | neverending astoria November 27th, 2014 […] coat drive runs until 12/29 and all of the coats will be donated to NY Cares. The toy drive runs until 12/13 and will be donated to both the St. Michael’s Cemetery Toys 4 […] Reply Shakia Davis November 18th, 2014 Just moved had an emergency/safety transfer. N i would love to be able to receive a coat. For my sons self n husband god bless Reply Leave a Reply to Shakia Davis Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.