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Tyra Banks: 100,000 Coat Giveaway!

Tyra Banks: 100,000 Coat Giveaway!

Former America’s Next Top Model contestants Toccara Jones, Aminat Ayinde and Lauren Utter hand out coats during The Tyra Show and Aeropostale 100,000 Coat Giveaway at Covenant House in New York City.

100,000 brand new winter coats were handed out to underprivileged children and at risk teenagers across the United States and Canada. Tyra enlisted former ANTM contestants including to visit select cities including Chicago, New York and Michigan this week to distribute the coats to deserving children.

“Listen, times are tough and every little bit helps these days. For a lot of families a new winter coat just isn’t in the budget this year which is why we decided to pair up with Aeropostale for The Tyra Show 100,000 coat giveaway,” says Tyra.

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# 1

She can afford to give more than that!

# 2

that’s pretty cool of Tyra to do that. 100,000 coats!… dammmn.


# 3

I want to THANK YOU Personally Tyra, That was a Wonderful thing to do for so many kids. My Mother is 88 and she makes quilts for the the disabled vets, and for the homeless. Just think Tyra if all of the celebrities and the football, baseball, hockey, basketball players etc. that make millions every year that would be like you, All children would be warm and have a hot meal. Thank You again so very much.
Michael Wiley – Michigan

# 4

To Nay at least she’s doing something and helping the less unfortunate I can name a whole of celebs that don’t give a damn!

# 5

Thank you Tyra! It would be nice if more stars would follow your lead.

# 6
Seriously? @ 10/16/2009 at 5:39 pm

Way to go Tyra!

# 7

I think she is tyring to copy Oprah!

# 8

It is good that she gave away those coats HOWEVER she probably didn’t pay a dime out of pocket for them. The show probably picked up the cost along with Aeropostale. She’s trying to be Oprah but Oprah’s a class act. Oprah truly believes in these charities she supports, she doesn’t just do it for ratings nor would Oprah have the balls to say “times are tough” – we all know they are not tough for Oprah or Tyra so are they pretending to understand.
I agree though – the gesture itself is nice and there are a lot of celebs who do nothing – just wish she didn’t only do it for publicity!

# 9

I’m glad she is helping out kids in the USA unlike some celebs that only help overseas (lord knows they are needy there too).

This is exactly what’s wrong with America why must everyone and everything be compared?! Seriously this is a great thing that Tyra did this and now she’s copying Oprah because she’s doing a good deed?! This is seriously messed up. I guess I’m copying Oprah too because I like to donate to charity.

She’s doing this as an episode on her show. She could do it on her own time – just go buy some coats and give them away. She doesn’t HAVE to make it an episode of the show or a publicity stunt. I give to charity too but it’s not a big deal.

Well done Tyra.
Great to see a celebrity helping the unfortuanate.

Well you know what..Good for Tyra..Damn if you do..damn if you don’t..
There will always be some cockroach who will put in there 2 cents!
Giving cannot be measured or compared..
To give freely and to give what ever the amount with an open heart is What we should all do..
So what if she wants to do a show about it..It is all good..
Stop criticizing the woman…
Paris Hilton has tons of money..Have you seen her donate anything ?
Look if being compared to Oprah is an insult then..Trya..You are in a great league!!

Yah Feel ME @ 10/17/2009 at 5:04 pm

Lexy you gave the equivalent of 100,000 coats? If not STFU and STFD. I could careless about Tyra but if these coats keep kids warm and the show inspires someone to help someone RIGHT HERE in the USA then Good for Tyra.

Bravo Tyra:

For whatever reasons you did it if it helps people that’s the best reason of all.

I applaud Tyra Banks.

@Seriously?: so ? is there a problem to copy? ‘learn’ would be appropriate

Soooo generous!!!

I heard and seen ur coat give away in New York. But what about chicago. I have 4 grandkids who are in need and I can’t afford to buy them anything. Their mom live in and on a fixed income. Where can I go lto help???????

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