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New York Cares Coat Drive

2018 Coat Drive Update

All coat collections are officially closed. Stay tuned for updates on the final count of coats collected.

Thank you to everyone who donated and helped carry on the tradition of neighbor helping neighbor through the toughest months of the year.

Thanks to our trucking partners, tens of thousands of donations are on the way to New Yorkers who need them. Stay warm!

30th Annual Coat Drive

This winter, New York Cares will once again harness the generosity of our city to keep our most vulnerable residents warm through the Annual Coat Drive and proudly deliver our 2 millionth coat. For the last 30 years, we've enabled thousands of New Yorkers to perform acts of warmth – small seemingly simple good deeds that in fact, yield a massive impact. 

Donate a Coat

If you're unable to donate a coat or start a collection of your own, there is a simple way to help keep your neighbors warm this year. Take out your phone and text COAT to 41444 or click below. Just $20 buys a brand new winter coat for a New Yorker in need.


Request Winter Coats

If you represent a nonprofit or school hoping to receive coats from this year's Coat Drive click below to review eligibility and apply.

Get Coats

If you are in urgent need of a warm coat please visit one of our walk-in distribution centers. No ID or vouchers required. 

Friends of the Coat Drive

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 Vornado logo


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Milford Managment Corp.

2018 Sponsors

Bloomberg Philanthropies logo       PJT Logo        Ehrenkranz Partners Logo       Bank of America Logo 

Sidley Logo     The Amine Family Logo     Delta Logo       Samlyn Capital Logo       Mets Foundation Logo