'Tis the season...to think about those less fortunate! Now in its' 29th year, the New York Cares Coat Drive is a city-wide effort run by New York Cares which aims to collect 125,000 coats each year and distribute them to New Yorkers who need them most in the colder months. Since the very first drive, New York Cares has collected and distributed 1.7 million winter coats to-date, thanks to generous New Yorkers.
This year, FAB has partnered with New York Cares and set up two collection sites in our community: Ralph's, at 89 Lafayette (at S. Portland), in Fort Greene, and Ridgewood Savings Bank at 1035 Fulton (at Downing), in Clinton Hill. Now through December 2, you can drop off your coat donations at either of these businesses, and help your fellow New Yorkers stay warm!
Ralph's, 89 Lafayette Ave. (S. Portland). Hours: Sun-Sat, 9a- 8p. Donations will be accepted inside the store.
Ridgewood Savings Bank is located at 1035 Fulton St. (at Downing). Hours are Mon-Fri, 9a-5p; Sat 8:30a-1:30p. The coat drive collection box is in the foyer/vestibule area.