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Polar Vortex Strikes; Cold Children Get Coats

Posted on January 7, 2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities coat distribution 
Catholic Charities coat distribution

 Brrr -- It's cold out! Fortunately, just as the Polar Vortex slams through New York, Catholic Charities is distributing 3,000 coats to children and families in need who would otherwise be shivering without them. We’re able to keep them warm thanks to our corporate, media and agency partnerships. 

ABC Good Morning America Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Drive with Burlington Coat Factory in partnership with K-I-D-S and Fashion Delivers donated the coats. And Catholic Charities, in turn, is sharing them with 50 of our affiliated agencies across our New York archdiocese. By working together we’re spreading the warmth from Staten Island, throughout New York City, on both sides of the freezing Hudson River and all the way to up to Sullivan County.

​ Our coat distribution is, as they say, just the tip of the iceberg. We’re also working with our affiliated agencies to distribute hundreds of donated books along with bookshelves to homeless shelters, 38,000 toys to disabled and needy children and so much more. So now, during this winter season, stay in and stay safe. And thank you for your help sharing the warmth.

Catholic Charities is responding to the needs of our neighbors during the 
COVID-19 pandemic.

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