On Giving Tuesday, Community Offshore Wind Will Donate 900 Winter Coats to Families Throughout New York

  • In partnership with Buy Supply, a woman-owned, small business based in Brooklyn, and non-profits across New York, Community Offshore Wind is warming hearts and homes on GivingTuesday with donations of winter apparel.


NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 29, 2022

On GivingTuesday, Community Offshore Wind will donate 900 winter coats and 100 pairs of winter gloves to families in need throughout New York State. The joint venture between RWE Renewables and National Grid will partner with Buy Supply, a woman-owned, small business based in Brooklyn, to source the items. Essential to the state-wide distribution, are seven non-profit organizations across New York including Seamen’s Society for Children and Families on Staten Island, Red Hook Initiative in Brooklyn, Long Beach MLK Community Center, Spin the Yard Foundation in Wyndanch, the Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh, Northern Rivers Family of Services in Albany, and the Resource Council of Western New York in Buffalo.
Community Offshore Wind is developing an offshore wind project in the New York Bight between Long Island and New Jersey. When complete, the project has a potential capacity of 3 gigawatts (GW), enough to power more than one million homes. The joint venture is named after its dedication to uplift communities and deliver local, clean energy for all. 
“At every opportunity, we like to ask ourselves how Community Offshore Wind can give back throughout the Northeast,” said Doug Perkins, President and Project Director of Community Offshore Wind. “GivingTuesday is a natural opportunity to support our communities. Together with our partners, Buy Supply, and seven non-profit organizations, we’re working  to make sure New Yorkers across the state have what they need to keep their families warm this winter. We take our role as a community steward seriously and look to create local connections that support dignity, respect, and equity for all people.”
GivingTuesday is a global movement to encourage radical generosity around the world. Taking place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the movement was launched in 2012 to promote acts of kindness and raise awareness of helping those in need. 
“Our team strongly believes in supporting our community by giving back and supporting worthy organizations that make such a big difference in the lives of so many people,” said Tanya Fairman, Marketing Director of Buy Supply. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with Community Offshore Wind on this project.  The winter season across New York can be hard for many people in our community, especially children, and during this time of gratitude and reflection, we are happy to be able to do our small part to make a difference.”

If you are in need of a coat, please contact your local agency for details:

For further inquiries:

Community Offshore Wind
Molly Gilson
M. +1-781-249-7706
E. MollyG@communityoffshorewind.com

Community Offshore Wind

Community Offshore Wind, a joint venture between RWE and National Grid, will bring clean energy from offshore wind to the Northeast. We will develop offshore wind on the largest parcel in the New York Bight with the potential to host 3 gigawatts (GW) of capacity, which is enough to power over one million US homes and businesses. The project is expected to be in operation by the end of 2030. Community Offshore Wind is dedicated to investing in communities by bringing clean energy jobs to the region and growing the local economy. We will deliver sustainable energy safely, reliably and efficiently to the communities we serve. For more information, please visit communityoffshorewind.com.

About Buy Supply

Buy Supply is a woman-owned, small business founded in Brooklyn in 1981. In conjunction with their parent company, CEI Inc., they supply customers throughout federal, state, and local governments, as well as companies of all types and sizes, ranging from the largest corporations in the world, to neighborhood “mom and pop” businesses. Their main categories include commercial, industrial, office, and facilities supplies as well as tactical and public safety products. With a product assortment of millions of items from over 5,000 top manufacturers, Buy Supply offers “Everything you need…hassle free.”


RWE is leading the way to a green energy world. With an extensive investment and growth strategy, the company will expand its powerful, green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts internationally by 2030. RWE is investing more than €50 billion gross for this purpose in this decade. The portfolio is based on offshore and onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, batteries, biomass and gas. RWE Supply & Trading provides tailored energy solutions for large customers. RWE has locations in the attractive markets of Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. The company is responsibly phasing out nuclear energy and coal. Government-mandated phaseout roadmaps have been defined for both of these energy sources. RWE employs around 19,000 people worldwide and has a clear target: to get to net zero by 2040. On its way there, the company has set itself ambitious targets for all activities that cause greenhouse gas emissions. The Science Based Targets initiative has confirmed that these emission reduction targets are in line with the Paris Agreement. Very much in the spirit of the company’s purpose: Our energy for a sustainable life.

About National Grid Ventures

National Grid Ventures (NGV) is the non-regulated division of National Grid plc, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. NGV operates outside of National Grid’s core regulated businesses in the US and UK where it develops, operates and invests in energy projects, technologies and partnerships to accelerate the development of a clean energy future.

NGV’s diverse portfolio of low carbon and renewable energy businesses across the UK, Europe and US includes subsea electricity interconnectors, wind and solar power, and battery storage. For more information, visit www.nationalgrid.com/ventures.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the current views, expectations and assumptions of management, and are based on information currently available to management. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee the occurrence of future results and developments and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual future results and developments may deviate materially from the expectations and assumptions expressed in this document due to various factors. These factors primarily include changes in the general economic and competitive environment. Furthermore, developments on financial markets and changes in currency exchange rates as well as changes in national and international laws, in particular in respect of fiscal regulation, and other factors influence the company’s future results and developments. Neither the company nor any of its affiliates undertakes to update the statements contained in this press release.

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