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New York City winters are cold, and warm garments are often overlooked when it comes to supplying our underprivileged neighbors with the things they need to survive. Those needs don’t stop at food and shelter.
Students who live in poverty are often unequipped to come to school ready to learn. Elementary school is when children are most vulnerable, as bad experiences at this time can set a precedent for the rest of their lives.
     The New York office hosted a coat drive with New York Cares. The Coat Drive is a citywide effort run by New York Cares that aims to collect 125,000 coats each year and distribute them to New Yorkers who need them most in the colder months. The Coat Drive has been running for 29 years and counting, having collected and distributed
1.7 million winter coats to date, thanks to generous New Yorkers.
The New York office participated in Women in Need’s Backpack Buddies program, sponsoring 53 backpacks full of school supplies for children
in the pre-K to 5th grades. The program seeks to provide kids with the supplies they need to succeed and to help them enter the school year with the same excitement and confidence as their peers.
(Photo: Women in Need)

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