Nov 22, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets fans from left Billie Harrington , Ryan Harrington and Rylee Harrington pose for a photo before the Thanksgiving game against the New England Patriots at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets to Hold Annual Coat Drive


For anyone still going to the game on Sunday, you can donate to a good cause.

Sunday, the Jets will be holding their annual coat drive, working with A-1 First Class Moving and Storage to benefit Jersey Cares. Prior to the game, anyone in attendance is encouraged to bring new or lightly used coats to any gate where they will be collected upon entry. Here is some background, courtesy of the team:

In it’s 17th year, the Jersey Cares Coat Drive is an annual lifeline for New Jersey’s neediest citizens during the winter months. Last year, the Jersey Cares Coat Drive supplied more than 40,000 warm, gently-used winter coats to children, women and men who desperately needed them. Again this year, Jersey Cares will work with more than 300 corporations and organizations across New Jersey to publicize and collect coats in their locations, creating a network of publicity and community action for this effort that breeds its great success. Jersey Cares, with extensive volunteer support, will organize the coats and then distribute them to more than 200 non-profit agencies serving thousands of New Jerseyans in need. Before Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey, Jersey Cares already had requests for 40,000 coats and the numbers have increased dramatically. For a complete list of public sites, see www.jerseycares.org

If you are heading to the game, help your neighbors by bringing along a coat.

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