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Coat Donations, Mercury Drop

Friday, February 13th, 2015

A shortage of coat donations amid the frigid winter has left some of the city’s most vulnerable residents without the bare necessities.

New York Cares is out of coats after distributing the last of its 75,000 stock on Feb. 6, according to Katherine Kientiz, a service events officer for the charity. That number fell far short of the 103,000 requests for coats that came from the 480 public and private groups to which New York Cares supplies outerwear, Kienitz added.

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Soup Kitchen Battles Tough Times

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The Friday-only All Souls soup kitchen is busy preparing for a crowd of more than 250 people expected the day after Thanksgiving. But tough economic times are making it harder to serve New York’s hungry. The Upper East Side staple for more than 30 years is cutting back on some food items, even as demand grows.

A Backpack Full of Inspiration

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Scot and Jacq Tatelman started STATE Bags after realizing that a new backpack could make a big difference in a child’s life. Their high-energy backpack giveaway at P.S. 208 in Harlem was filled with confidence-building life advice.

Coat Drive Seeks Cold Comfort

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Hopes for winter coat miracles are brewing in a Midtown warehouse. That’s where New York Cares expects to process more than 100,000 winter coats in its annual winter coat drive, which kicks off Nov. 17.

New Yorkers can drop off coats at more than 300 locations across the city.

Tree Travels From Penn. to Plaza

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Blind Marathoner’s Race to Help

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Racing Against Rare Cancers

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Keeping Kosher, via Colombia

Friday, March 14th, 2014

‘Twas the Week Before Xmas

Saturday, December 21st, 2013