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Join the New York Cares Coat Drive

Text COAT to 41444 or click here. Just $20 buys a new coat for a New Yorker in need. You can also start your own coat collection by clicking below.

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We all know what it's like to be cold, but imagine having no respite, no hope of getting warm anytime soon. We run the Coat Drive because we want to ensure every New Yorker has the opportunity to stay warm, healthy, and safe over the winter.

How to Help

The Coat Drive is going mobile. And you don't have to wait to give the gift of warmth. Just $20 buys a coat for a New Yorker in need. Text today.

You can gather your friends, family, colleagues, or neighbors and run a coat drive of your own. In fact, it's one of the most powerful ways to bring in more coats for those who most need them. Once you register, we'll provide you with all the promotional materials you'll need. 

Coat Drive News

The Mets are holding the 11th Annual Mets "Warm-Up" Holiday Coat Drive presented by United Healthcare on Wednesday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Mets Team Store. Those donating a coat will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a Mets home game in April 2017.

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On Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m - 4 p.m, as part of Uber's 5 Days of Giving, you can call an Uber to pick up your coat donations for FREE when you apply promo code GIVINGNYC16.

Now through December 16th, when you get a FlyCleaners delivery, they will pick up any coats you want to donate as well. Those coats will quickly be delivered in the hands of someone who needs them.

Our Giving Tuesday partners, The Dream Hotel Group, have extended their offer through Christmas! When you book a room with the promo code GIVING at participating hotels they will donate a new coat to a New Yorker in need.

When you donate a coat at the Zipcar office at 1265 Broadway, 2nd Floor, you can earn $15 in free driving.* Get donating and get driving!

Every single Manhattan Mini Storage location is serving as a public drop-off point for anyone looking to donate a new or gently used winter coat.

Junkluggers is helping us move the huge number of donated coats from our warehouse to the many shelters and community centers all over New York City. 

Find a Drop-Off Location


Click the icon above for a searchable map of all our coat drop-off sites.

Coat Walk-in Centers

Need a coat this winter? We have walk-in centers around the city. Click the icon above for a list.

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