2008_12_nycarecoat.jpgThe annual NY Cares Coat Drive has been extended past this month and into January because there have been fewer donations this season. The organization usually collected 80,000-90,000 coats a year, but this year, they are off that mark by about 10%--which means 8,000 or more people could be without coats. There's increased demand this year and NY Cares executive director Gary Bagley tells NY1, "We're guessing it's probably the economic situation, maybe people are holding to their coats a little longer, they're a little concerned. We're really asking people to dig deep into their closets and come out." Here are details on where you can donate your gently used coats--and NY Cares has receipts so you can get a tax deduction.