New York Cares Coat Drive—BMW of Westchester Proud Participant

December 5th, 2017 by

It’s the time of year where the temperature drops, snow falls, and the wind chills are enough for us to want to stay inside all winter. However, not everyone has that luxury, and they need to find a way to stay warm. It’s officially the 29th year of the New York Cares Coat Drive, and at BMW of Westchester, we’re proud to participate with this great organization to help keep New Yorkers warm throughout the winter. Coat drives help the New York Cares volunteer organization combat the cold and help keep less fortunate New Yorkers bundled up throughout the winter.

BMW of Westchester is your go-to location for New York Cares Volunteer opportunities, and you can help by donating your coats this winter.

Why New York Cares Coat Drive is Important

Now that the winter months are at our door, the less fortunate New Yorkers feel the biting cold more than ever. About 1.7 million New Yorkers live below the poverty line and can’t afford some necessities like heat, warm meals, and winter wear. Roughly 60,000 New Yorkers are without a home and spend their nights in shelters across the city, and about 23,000 of those New Yorkers are children. The purpose of New York Cares and the coat drives is to call on fellow New York area residents to give back and help us with our fight to keep our fellow New Yorkers free from the cold during the winter.

How to Donate for the New York Cares Coat Drive

BMW of Westchester is a donation destination for the New York Cares Coat Drive, so if you’re in the Westchester County, White Plains, or New Rochelle areas, you can easily drop by and drop off your old coats. The goal of New York Cares Coat Drive is to collect 125,000 coats to fulfill requests from the community. You can easily donate your coats, or you can donate $20 by texting COAT to 41444, which will buy a coat for a New Yorker in need. Help us and New York Cares reach the coat drive goal that will help thousands of New Yorkers stay warm this winter. They’re counting on us and these coat drives.

Give back to your fellow New Yorkers this winter by participating or donating to the New York Cares Coat Drive collection bin at BMW of Westchester. Together we can help keep our fellow New Yorkers warm this winter season.

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