Through five events over the holiday season, the Amazin’ Mets Foundation will team up with 15 partners with the hopes to impact over 10,000 community members across all five boroughs.
FLUSHING, N.Y., October 27, 2022 – The New York Mets will once again host their MetsGiving initiatives, a series of programs in November and December that focuses on helping the community during the holiday season. The events include food and coat drives, a turkey giveaway, a holiday shopping spree and a holiday party for kids. There will also be appearances by Mets players, front office staff, corporate partners and fans, all working together to give back and help those underserved in the community.
Tuesday, November 15 – Annual Food Drive
Mets Team Store at Citi Field – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Mets are hosting their annual Food Drive on November 15 to benefit the New York Common Pantry in the Mets Team store at Citi Field. Fans are encouraged to bring all types of canned and packaged goods (no glass containers or perishable foods) and enjoy a special appearance by Mr. Met. Fans donating at least 10 non-perishable items will receive one voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select Mets home game in 2023 (excluding Opening Day and the Subway Series). For more information and a list of most needed food items, visit mets.com/fooddrive.
Friday, November 18 – Eighth Annual Turkey Giveaway
The Mets will host their eighth annual MetsGiving Turkey Giveaway on November 18 to distribute over 5,500 turkeys to those in need ahead of Thanksgiving, working with a total of 11 community partners throughout New York City to distribute the turkeys. There will be in-person distributions in each borough at The River Fund of New York in Queens, New York Common Pantry in Manhattan, Part of the Solution in the Bronx, Project Hospitality in Staten Island and Maimonides Park in Brooklyn.
Wednesday, December 7 – 16th Annual Coat Drive
Mets Team Store at Citi Field – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Mets are teaming up with New York Cares for the 16th Annual Mets “Warm-Up” Holiday Coat Drive on December 7. Mets personnel and New York Cares volunteers will collect donations to keep those in need warm during the cold winter months in New York. Fans bringing a new or gently used winter coat will receive one voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select Mets home game in 2023. Coats will be distributed by Together We Can in Queens. Further details can be found at mets.com/coatdrive.
Tuesday, December 13 – Fourth Annual Holiday Shopping Spree
Queens Boulevard Target in Elmhurst – TBD
The Mets are hosting their fourth annual Holiday Shopping Spree presented by Delta Air Lines on December 13. The Mets will surprise underserved children in the community with a shopping spree at Target. Each child will be paired with a member of the Mets organization or a Delta volunteer, who will help them shop for toys and other items for themselves on their wish list, using gift cards donated by the Mets.
Thursday, December 15 – Kids Holiday Party
Piazza Club at Citi Field – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Mets will host more than 125 students from local Title 1 schools in Queens for the annual Kids Holiday Party at Citi Field on December 15. These students will enjoy games, lunch and participate in holiday crafts, while also receiving gifts and a special visit from Santa and his elves. Mets players participating in the event will be announced at a later date.
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