For a second consecutive year, the New York Mets would like to wish everyone a Happy “MetsGiving”.
For those un-aware of what the concept is, MetsGiving is basically the Mets giving back to the community, though a variety of fundraisers, events and other miscellaneous tasks to contribute.
The first “event” is coming up in just a few days, so I thought I would take this time to share the list of events, which includes some ways the public can get involved.
- Thursday, November 16 – Fourth Annual Turkey Giveaway – The Mets will work with the New York Common Pantry to hand out turkeys in Manhattan, Agape Food Rescue in Brooklyn, Cayuga Center in the Bronx, The River Fund NY in Queens and Project Hospitality in Staten Island. Each family will also receive ticket vouchers redeemable to select games during the 2018 season.
- Thursday, December 7 – Kids’ Holiday Party – More than 100 elementary school students from local schools will play games, enjoy lunch and perform holiday songs at the annual event. The children will receive a special visit from Santa and his elves who will be delivering gifts.
- Wednesday, December 13 – Mets Annual Coat Drive – The Mets in partnership with UnitedHealthcare will be collecting new and gently-used coats for New York Cares to distribute to those in need this winter. Fans donating one coat or more will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select Mets home game in April 2018 and enjoy a day-of discount at the Mets Team Store.
So, if you are in the spirit of giving, please consider donating a coat, or sharing the news by using the hashtag, #Metsgiving.