2004-12-24 / Columnists

101 Precinct Collecting Coats and Food

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor

By Miriam Rosenberg
Contributing Editor

Boxes in the 101 Precinct stand ready for donations of coats and food.  Photo by Miriam Rosenberg.
Boxes in the 101 Precinct stand ready for donations of coats and food. Photo by Miriam Rosenberg. The 101 Precinct is collecting “gently used” adult and children coats and canned foods to help those less fortunate in our community.

The coats will be distributed to those living in homeless shelters, agencies that serve seniors and community organizations.

Since the program began in 1989 over half a million coats have been collected. This year’s goal is to collect 70,000 coats citywide. The 16th Annual New York Cares Coat Drive will continue until December 31.

The Daily News and Modells Sporting Goods sponsor City Harvest’s “Readers Care Food Drive.” The 21 year-old program collected 432,000 pounds of food last year.

Those wishing to contribute can leave coats or food in the boxes located at the entrance of the lobby to the 101 Precinct located at 16-12 Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway. The 100 Precinct is taking part in the programs and coats or food can also be left there.

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