New York Rangers Host 6th Annual Winter Coat Drive to Benefit Children from the Garden of Dreams Foundation
New York, NY (November 23, 2011) - In the spirit of the holiday season and as part of an ongoing commitment to make dreams come true for kids in our area, the New York Rangers and Garden of Dreams Foundation will bring back the annual coat drive for the sixth year to benefit local children in the greater New York area.
Coat collection stations will be set up at Rangers home games on November 26, November 29 and December 5, and fans who bring new or gently used coats will receive a commemorative Rangers item in exchange for their donation. Each year a wealth of coats are also brought in from various rink partners in the tri-state area. This year there are 21 rink partners on board to help support the program. To find the nearest coat collection site, please visit: www.newyorkrangers.com.
After the coats are collected, New York Rangers current players, alumni, and wives and significant others will help distribute them to the children at Garden of Dreams partner organizations, including Loisaida, Life Center and Children's Aid Society where they will help the children pick out their perfect winter coats.
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