New York Pass Charitable Partners
Given the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the impending cold winter weather, there’s an immediate need for 50,000 coats for the city’s hardest hit areas. New York Pass, the city’s leading money-saving attraction card, is doing its part to give back to the greatest city in the world this holiday season by lending a helping hand to New York Cares and their annual coat drive.
To that end, New York Pass will donate $1 to New York Cares for every pass sold now through December 31, 2012, the duration of their coat drive. New York Pass will also donate an additional $1 for every photo posted on their Facebook Wall that shows someone with their New York Pass at a New York Pass-featured attraction. While New York Pass is a New York City-based company with a large international consumer base, the organization is looking to inspire visitors to support relief efforts.
“New York Cares does a remarkable job identifying the pressing needs of our community and given the increased demand for a coat this winter, we really wanted to lend a hand,” said Brian Scullin, a spokesman for New York Pass. “We hope we’ll be able to make a significant difference and help New Yorkers stay warm as we enter the busy holiday tourism season.”
“We’ve doubled our goal from last year’s coat drive in terms of the number of coats we need given the additional local residents who are still displaced because of the hurricane,” said Gary Bagley, Executive Director of New York Cares. “We’re thankful to New York Pass for choosing New York Cares as its charitable partner this holiday season, and we’re very hopeful that New York Cares will be able to meet its ambitious goal of collecting at least 200,000 coats.”
The New York Cares Coat Drive is an annual citywide tradition dating back to 1989 that has collected over 1.5 million coats for men, women and children across the city. There are coat drive locations at major transit hubs, police precincts, public libraries, recreation centers, small businesses and many more sites across the five boroughs.
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