Baseball fans, volunteers, and Coat Drive supporters descended upon Citi Field yesterday to attend the 6th Annual Mets Warm-up Coat Drive. Everyone who donated a coat received a ticket voucher for a game in 2013, and the knowledge that their coat will help a New Yorker in need this winter.
Our volunteers collected the coats all day, and they added up quickly:
Later, first baseman Ike Davis and mascot Mr. Met stopped by to help load up the truck with donations and pose with fans.
Later, a group of high schoolers from Queens and Connecticut came bearing bags upon bags of coat donations. They were really excited to get a picture with Mr. Met before bringing in their coats.
A huge thank you to the New York Mets, Ike Davis, Mr. Met, and everyone who donated at yesterday’s drive. We collected an amazing 1,500 coats! If you still have coats to donate, you can find a drop-off location here.
By Susan Torres