MVP Health Care Kicks Off Coats for Kids Fundraiser

Health insurer partners with News10 ABC to provide local children with coats this winter

Schenectady, NY – November 2, 2020 – MVP Health Care today announced the kickoff of its fifth annual Coats for Kids fundraising effort with News10 ABC and Fox 23, along with the National Cleaners Association, which runs from November 1 to November 29, 2020. This unique community project aims to help children stay warm this winter with new and gently used coat donations from the community.

“Health care is so much more than what happens within the walls of a doctor’s office. Staying warm throughout the winter is an important part of maintaining health and well-being,” said Ellen Sax, MVP Health Care’s Vice President of Community Engagement. “With the COVID-19 pandemic making 2020 a particularly challenging year for so many in our community, this year’s coat drive is even more important. While we are moving forward with our standard collection of gently used coat donations, we’re also excited to launch an innovative online forum to make it easier for people to donate.”

To donate new coats online, visit Every donation of $20 will provide one coat to a child in need this year. Funds collected through the online forum will be used to purchase new coats from Lodge’s Department Store in Albany.

To donate gently used coats of all sizes, drop off your cleaned coat(s) at one of the following conveniently located local dry cleaners listed here:

MVP Health Care will donate all new and used coats to local non-profit organizations throughout the Capital District.

MVP Health Care has committed to matching the first 2,000 coats donated online through News 10 ABC. This effort is part of MVP Health Care’s mission to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

For more information about this fundraiser, please visit:

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About MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health insurer caring for members in New York and Vermont. Committed to the complete well-being of our members and the communities we serve, MVP makes health insurance more convenient, more supportive, and more personal. For more information, visit, or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.