In South Queens, collecting coats for those in need

Resorts World Casino New York City in South Ozone Park is hosting a New York Cares Coat Drive at its facility, near the coat check area on the Times Square level, to help provide crucial layers of warmth for those struggling this winter.

The drive started Dec. 9 and will run through Friday, Jan. 31.

The coat drive bin will be near the coat check area at the Times Square level.

If an individual does not have a coat to donate but wants to contribute, they can text iCARE to 85944 or visit to make a financial donation.

The casino is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

New York Cares, a nonprofit, organizes one of the largest coat drives in the country and has donated more than 1.2 million coats to New Yorkers since the event’s inception in 1989. Launched in 1987, the nonprofit engages about 56,000 volunteers each year to help approximately 400,000 city residents with everything from literacy and education to preparing meals for the homebound and holiday gifts.


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