Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.
New York Cares Coat Drive
Spreading warmth since 1987—one coat, meal, and connection at a time.
Warm up New York, inside and out.
Warmth has as many layers. Warmth means protection from the cold. Warmth means having access to a hot meal when you are hungry. Warmth means being treated with dignity. Warmth means so much more than a coat.
At New York Cares, we protect New Yorkers by distributing warm winter coats with care, but also by addressing essential needs such as hunger. In response to COVID-19, our volunteers have distributed more than 50 million meals to New Yorkers in need—that's 10x more than the year prior.