NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 880) – The Harlem Tabernacle Church is hosting a coat drive, called “Warming Harlem,” Saturday afternoon to pass out winter gear to New Yorkers.
The coat drive runs from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building on West 125th Street in Central Harlem.
Kyria Cameron, a minister at the Harlem Tabernacle Church, told 1010 WINS/WCBS 880 that last year the church gave away 200 coats, and this year they have roughly 300 to pass out.
All of the coats are brand new and there are options for everyone: newborns, children, women and men.
Cameron says the goal is to give people a “shopping experience” and allow them to try on different options before leaving with a warm coat.
The Harlem Tabernacle Church, which has been operating for 39 years and has a motto of “Giving and love never fails,” has been running coat drives like Saturday’s since the pandemic began.
The church has organized other outreach events like “Clothing Harlem,” where they passed out numerous articles of clothing, and supply drives that provided lunches, personal items and home products.