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Mets hold annual holiday coat drive

The New York Mets have announced the second annual “Mets Warm-Up” Holiday Coat Drive, in conjunction with SportsNet New York (SNY); express courier DHL and local charity New York Cares.
On Wednesday December 12 and Thursday, December 13, new or “gently worn” winter coats will be received at the Diamond Club entrance at Shea Stadium (located between Gates C and D), from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fans making donations will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select home game next April - the first month of the final season at “the big Shea.” Contributors are advised use Lot X8, which can be entered from Marina circle.
All coats will be donated to New York Cares, the local nonprofit which serves more than 850 diverse nonprofit agencies, public schools, and other deserving organizations throughout the five boroughs.
DHL, the “official express delivery and logistics company of the New York Mets and Major League Baseball,” will deliver the donated coats to the New York Cares warehouse in Manhattan.
The company, named after cartoon character Donald Duck’s three nephews “Dewey, Huey and Louie,” is donating its services.
Every year, the New York Cares Coat Drive - one of the largest of its kind in the United States - collects more than 80,000 coats for men, women and children in need throughout New York City.
Since 1989, New York Cares has collected more than one million coats and distributed them to homeless shelters, agencies serving seniors, and community organizations.
The New York Cares Coat Drive runs from December 1 through December 31.
For more information on the Mets “Warm-Up” Holiday Coat Drive visit mets.com or losmets.com.
For more information about the month-long campaign, including drop-off locations throughout the five boroughs, visit www.nycares.org.

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