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New York Cares Coat Drive

The 2019 Coat Drive has officially ended!

Thank you to everyone who donated coats, volunteered at coat sortings and events, and supported our fundraising efforts!

The 100,000+ 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 hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers warm this winter. 

Our warehouse team is still hard at work sorting the remaining coats for distribution to our Community Partners. Stay tuned for a full report on this year's drive coming soon. Want to stay involved in the meantime? Sign up for an upcoming coat sorting project! If you still have coats, check out DonateNYC's handy map to find agencies near you that accept coats and other items year-round. 

Request Winter Coats

If you need a coat or know someone in need of a coat, see a list of our walk-in distribution sites

Friends of the Coat Drive

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2019 Sponsors

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