Cymbrowitz Collecting Coats To Help The Needy

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz helping Madelaine Cleaners’ owner, Eric Lederman, load winter coats onto Met Council’s Machson Mobile for distribution to the needy.
Source: Assemblyman Cymbrowitz's office

It’s really cold out. Like… really freakin’ cold. So here’s a bit of warmth from Assemblyman Cymbrowitz’s office:

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is once again collecting wearable winter coats – both adult’s and children’s – to be distributed to the needy.  The coats may be brought to Assemblyman Cymbrowitz’ office at 1800   Sheepshead Bay Road.

“Now that the cold weather is here, it is important that we do everything possible to make sure all our neighbors have a warm coat.  We’re in a community where most of us can afford to purchase new coats, but there are many people in New York   City who will be cold and in need of a warm coat. That’s why I have joined forces with the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty,” Cymbrowitz said.

“Met Council is pleased  to once again partner with Assemblyman Cymbrowitz in collecting winter coats for New York City families in need,” said William E. Rapfogel, Met Council CEO. “With the Machson Mobile, a converted recreational vehicle that serves as a mobile clothing shop, we are able to collect and distribute hundreds of warm, clean coats in an effort to keep our city warm this winter.”

“Please look through your closets for coats that you will no longer wear.  As long as they are in good condition, we will accept them and put them to very good use.  Remember, you may donate adult’s, as well as children’s coats,” Cymbrowitz explained.  “This year we are once again teaming up with local schools – PS 195, PS 209 and PS 206 – which are also collecting coats.”

“Last year, I am proud to say, our community contributed hundreds of coats. This year, with the economy in the state that it is, more people are in need of winter coats. I know that the  residents of this community will do what they can to help them out,” Cymbrowitz stated.

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council) is one of New   York’s largest human services agencies, providing 100,000 New Yorkers with critical services in their fight against poverty each year. Visit to learn more.

Thousands of coats have been collected and distributed since Assemblyman Cymbrowitz began conducting a winter coat drive in 2000.