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Coat Drive at stadium on Saturday Dan Leberfeld

The New York Jets will hold their annual coat drive to benefit Jersey Cares on December 24, 2011 at MetLife Stadium prior to the game against the New York Giants.  Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used coats that will be collected at all gates upon entering the stadium.
In its 16th year, The Jersey Cares Coat Drive is an annual lifeline for New Jersey’s neediest citizens during the winter months.  Last year, The Jersey Cares Coat Drive supplied more than 40,000 warm, gently-used winter coats to children, women and men who desperately needed them. Again this year, Jersey Cares will work with more than 300 corporations and organizations across New Jersey to publicize and collect coats in their locations, creating a network of publicity and community action for this effort that breeds its great success. Jersey Cares, with extensive volunteer support, will organize the coats and then distribute them to more than 200 nonprofit agencies serving thousands of New Jerseyans in need.   For a complete list of public collection sites, see www.jerseycares.org.