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.

Mother and daughter posing with new coats distributed by New York Cares

That's a Wrap!

Thank you to everyone who donated coats, volunteered at coat distributions, and supported our fundraising efforts.

The more than 62,000 New Yorkers who receive a coat through the Coat Drive make difficult choices about their basic needs every day. Your efforts made sure that figuring out how to get a warm coat wasn’t one of those tough decisions. From individuals and schools to major companies, each act of warmth you sparked helped us keep thousands of New Yorkers warm this winter. 

You can still donate toward the purchase of new coats for next year's drive or visit DonateNYC's map to find agencies near you accepting coats. 

Impact Numbers

raised by virtual coat collectors
brand new coats distributed
gently used coats donated
The need is so much greater this year as the pandemic continues to devastate communities and we are happy to provide relief with a warm coat.
Kristine Cooper
Union Settlement

2020 Sponsors

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