There are currently more than 60,000 homeless people in New York City, including 15,000 families with more than 24,000 children.
These figures are constantly on the rise. Since 2006, the number of homeless people sleeping amongst the City’s municipal shelters has risen by a shocking 85 percent. As temperatures begin to drop and Fall turns into Winter, many New Yorkers will struggle to stay warm. Adler Windows has partnered with New York Cares to help them reach their goal of raising 125,000 coats this year as part of their 28th annual Coat Drive.
Research has proven that the primary causes of immediate homelessness are; lack of affordable housing, eviction, overcrowded housing, domestic violence, job loss and hazardous housing conditions. The harsh reality is that 1 in every 147 people in New York City are homeless. Take a moment to think back to the last time that you were really freezing. The time when the sharp chills were seeping right into your bones and it became increasingly hard to move your fingers. Now imagine having no respite, no hope of getting warm anytime soon. By donating just one coat you could make the world of difference, to one persons life this winter.
New York Cares is the largest volunteer network in the City. They help 400,000 New Yorkers in need every year; run and execute more than 1,600 projects a month and partner with 1,350 schools/non profit organisations. Over the last 28 years, they have collected and distributed 1.8 million coats. Last year, they raised a phenomenal 100,000 coats but with the an increased request of 25% this year, the need for donations is greater than ever. During the coldest days of winter, having a coat can make the world of difference between a child attending school or not, or someone in recovery getting the treatment that they need. “A coat is the first step to someone being able to function on a cold winters day,” says New York Cares Executive Director, Gary Bagley.
Adler Windows keeps thousands of people warm every year with infallible installation of new and replacement windows. Adler Windows Keeping New York Warm, is our way of giving back to the community and helping to keep those in need warm during the harsh winter months. Give the gift of warmth this winter by donating your old/new coats to the Adler Windows Coat Drive, in partnership with New York Cares. Our coat drive will run from November 15th – December 31st, for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.