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Donate to the Thanksgiving coat drive for homeless students

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the crisis of homelessness in New York City public schools: More than 114,000 New York City public school students are homeless or live in temporary housing. Help take the chill out of winter for homeless children by making a donation to the UFT Middle School Division's coat drive. While we can't accept physical donations of coats this year, your monetary donation will go toward the purchase of new winter coats and accessories (scarves, mittens, gloves and hats) for New York City public school students living in a homeless shelter or other temporary housing. If you have any questions or concerns, contact UFT Vice President for Middle Schools Richard Mantell at