Senator Andrew Lanza Urges New Yorkers to Donate Coats in Response to NY Cares Donation Shortage

Andrew J. Lanza

December 17, 2013

MTA and Port Authority to provide additional donation locations

Senator Andrew Lanza today urged New Yorkers to donate coats in response to the NY Cares donation shortage. NY Cares has received 97,000 requests for coats but has only gotten 8,500 donations to date. Their goal is 100,000.

“New Yorkers who cannot afford warm coats need our help as temperatures continue to drop this winter,” said Senator Lanza. “NY Cares reported a major shortage in available coats so I am urging New Yorkers to donate any and all warm coats that might keep a child warm this season.”

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will set up drop-off locations at the following facilities:

NYCT Headquarters - 2 Broadway, NY, NY 10004

MTA Headquarters - 347 Madison Avenue, NY, 10017

NYCT Building - 130 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

World Trade Center Entrance, Mezzanine Level PATH Station - Corner of West Broadway & Vesey Street, NY, 10006

PANYNJ Bus Terminal, North Wing Concourse  - 625 8th Avenue, NY, NY 10018

The Office of General Services (OGS) has set up drop-off locations across the state for businesses and individuals to bring the toys, coats and school supplies, which will be distributed to families in underserved communities throughout the state.

The drop-off locations are as follows:

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building - 163 West 125th Street, New York NY 10027

Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building - 55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn NY 11217

Alfred E. Smith Building - 80 South Swan Street, Albany NY

New York State Capitol - Washington Avenue, Albany NY

Empire State Plaza Concourse - Empire State Plaza, Albany NY

Harriman Campus Building 8 & 12 - Harriman Campus, 1220 Washington Ave., Albany 12226

Sen. Hughes State Office Building - 333 E. Washington Street, Syracuse NY 13202

Dulles State Office Building - 317 Washington Street, Watertown NY 13601

Perry B. Duryea State Office Building - 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788

328 State Street - 328 State Street, Schenectady NY 12305

NYS Lottery Office - One Broadway Center, Schenectady NY 12305

NYS Dept of Transportation - 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

NYS Environmental Conservation - 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233

Eleanor Roosevelt State Office Building - 4 Burnett Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Binghamton State Office Building - 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building - 65 Court Street, Buffalo, NY 14201