The New Museum Holds Winter Coat Drive for Hurricane Sandy Relief

The Nor’easter that brought a hot mess of wet snow to the New York area last night affirms that winter is here, regardless of the fact that the city is still struggling to get on its feet after Hurricane Sandy. The New Museum is stepping up to make the transition easier and announced this morning that it will be holding a winder coat drive to contribute to relief efforts.

Museum visitors can donate coats in good condition in exchange for free admission. Their outerwear will go straight to New York Cares — the city’s largest volunteer organization — which collected 78,000 coats last year for New Yorkers in need.

With so many still without power or heating in various parts of the city, the coat you’ve replaced from last season could help your neighbors greatly.

– Alanna Martinez

(Image: Philip Guston, “Coat,” 1980. Via Museum of Modern Art.)