"We know that if you ask New Yorkers to pitch in and help out their fellow citizens, they will. So we’re doing what we can to raise awareness and get these coats out to the people who need them as soon as possible.”
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
As New Yorkers soldier through the coldest winter in years, thousands of people in the New York Metro area are facing potentially life-threatening consequences because they don’t own proper winter coats and jackets. So Edison Properties is joining New York Cares in its annual Coat Drive to deliver coats to people who need them throughout the New York area.
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28, and through Friday, Feb. 7, Edison will have collection boxes set up at all Manhattan Mini Storage locations as well as at other Edison-owned properties: WorkSpace Offices, Executive Suites, Pre-Built Suites, The Hippodrome office building and The Ludlow residential tower. Members of the public are strongly urged to donate new and lightly used coats at any of these businesses.
New York Cares works with nonprofit social service agencies, churches, schools and shelters in New York City to make sure coats are distributed as quickly as they are collected. The need is particularly urgent this year; in addition to the record cold temperatures gripping our area, New York Cares has received 100,000 requests for coats this season, and the organization says it doesn’t have nearly enough donations to meet that demand.
“We recognize that there’s a crisis here, right in our own backyard” said Stacy Stuart, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources at Edison Properties. “And we know that if you ask New Yorkers to pitch in and help out their fellow citizens, they will. So we’re doing what we can to raise awareness and get these coats out to the people who need them as soon as possible.”
Coats may be dropped off at any of the following locations:
220 South Street
28 2nd Avenue
260 Spring Street
161 Varick Street
541 West 29th Street
520 West 17th Street
524 West 23rd Street
510-520 West 21st Street
531-539 West 21st Street
543 West 43rd Street
645 West 44th Street
420 East 62nd Street
401 East 110th Street
108-110 West 107th Street
570-571 Riverside Drive
132 Varick Street
The Hippodrome, Executive Suites, Pre-Built Suites:
1120 Avenue of the Americas
188 Ludlow Street
About Edison Properties:
Edison Properties is the family-owned parent company of Manhattan Mini Storage, New York’s self-storage leader and one of the city’s favorite brands, thanks to its famous subway ads and billboards. Edison also owns and operates Edison ParkFast – 40 garages and lots throughout New York City, as well as Northeastern New Jersey and Baltimore. Other properties include WorkSpace Offices, Executive Suites and Pre-Built Suites, The Hippodrome office building and The Ludlow, a luxury residential high-rise on the Lower East Side. To learn more about Edison Properties and its ongoing efforts to help those in need, please contact Stacy Stuart at 973-849-2556 or visit http://www.edisonproperties.com.
About New York Cares:
New York Cares is city's largest volunteer management organization, running volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools. The organization has run a massive city-wide coat drive annually for the past 25 years. To learn more about New York Cares, visit http://www.newyorkcares.org.