Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

New York Cares Coat Drive

Four images of children receiving coats distributed by New York Cares and graphic from We Love NYC

New York Cares is once again harnessing the generosity of our city to keep all New Yorkers warm this winter. And with the help of WE ❤️ NYC, every NYC sports team, and you, we'll make this coat drive our biggest one yet.  

Count my coats

Tell us how many coats you've collected or donated!

Get involved

Support the drive

This winter, just $25 keeps 10 New Yorkers warm and provides essential programs that help break the cycle of poverty. Every dollar counts.

Keep New Yorkers warm


Start a collection

Mobilize your friends, family, and coworkers to start your coat collection. All it takes is a poster and a box prominently placed to help make sure someone's winter is a little bit warmer.

Register your collection


Donate a coat

Find a location near you collecting new and gently-used coats. We have public collection sites in every borough!

View drop-off map


“Schools are the centers of our communities and hubs of support for our young people and their families. I’m grateful to New York Cares and our school communities for coming together to provide our students with the resources they need to keep warm and safe this winter.”
David C. Banks
New York City Schools Chancellor

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