Right now, thousands of people in the New York City area need warm coats. Please donate your used coats to help those less fortunate and in need this holiday season.
They need coats for children as well as adults, so if you can help, please do by donating these used coats on December 14 at Citi Field..
Here is the official press release from the Mets:
The New York Mets, SNY and New York Cares are teaming up for the 5th annual Mets “Warm Up” Holiday Coat Drive Wednesday, December 14 at Citi Field.
Fans donating one or more coats will receive a voucher redeemable for a pair of tickets to a select Mets game in April 2012 and a coupon to receive 15% off regularly priced merchandise at the Mets Team Store on December 14 only. Season Ticket Holders who donate coats will get 20% off regularly priced items upon showing their Season Ticket Holder ID card.
Coats will be collected at the Seaver VIP entrance of Citi Field between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fans may use parking Lot B (Entrance 8) on the north side of the ballpark off Shea Road.
In addition, the New York Cares’ Youth Service Club team that collects the most coats through December 23 will be honored by the Mets during a special on-field, pre-game ceremony at Citi Field in 2012.
The Mets will also give the winning team tickets for students and a friend to attend the game at which they will be honored. The New York Cares’ Youth Service Clubs provide community service opportunities at 48 New York City public schools.
The goal of the New York Cares Coat Drive is to collect 100,000 coats by December 31 for men, women and children in need in New York City. There is a special need for children’s and large men’s coats this year.