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December 22, 2017

New York Cares Coat Drive


Abacus Group is proud to once again be participating in New York Cares’ Coat Drive this holiday season. This year is the 29th year of the coat drive. The Coat Drive is a New York Cares initiative whereby New Yorkers donate coats and contribute money to help fellow New Yorkers survive the harsh winter months. The 2016 New York Cares Coat Drive collected 109,000 coats and distributed them to 564 community organizations. This year their goal is 125,000. A figure based on the overwhelming needs of organizations in and around the City.

A staggering 1.7 million New Yorkers currently live below the poverty line. 60,000 New Yorkers are without permanent homes and therefore spend their nights in various municipal shelters. 23,000 of these displaced New Yorkers are children, meaning that 30% of New York City’s children live in poverty and are often forced to spend their days in the cold.

Accounting & Finance Division, Alexandra Blakeslee, “We all know what a terrible feeling it is to walk down the freezing NYC streets in the dead of winter and what a difference it can make to be properly dressed for the elements. The New York Cares Coat Drive is an awesome and easy way to give to the community and make a positive impact that will last all season long.”

The Coat Drive is running until the end of this month. Should you be in the area or coming in and meeting with one of our recruiters, we will happily accept your donations. If you don’t have a coat to donate this season, text COAT to 41444 to make a monetary donation. Just $20 buys a new coat for a New Yorker in need.

New York Cares has its sponsors and supporters to thank for its 30 years of serving the community. This year’s Coat Drive is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, New York Police Department, Vornado Realty Trust, Kinetic Worldwide, Group M and Xaxis. Alongside friends of the Coat Drive such as Junkluggers, FlatRate Moving, Manhattan Mini Storage, Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) the Coat Drive is made possible.

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