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New York Cares Coat Drive

Young girl smiling into a mirror after receiving a coat distributed by New York Cares

This winter, New York Cares will once again harness the generosity of our city to keep New Yorkers warm. We'll kick off in October, so stay tuned for more updates as the temperature drops.

Have questions? Visit our Coat Drive FAQ.

Start a collection

Get ready to mobilize your friends, family, and coworkers to start your coat collection. All it takes is a poster and a box prominently placed to help make sure someone's winter is a little bit warmer.

Choose to run a private collection or set up a public collection site today!

Register your collection


Support the drive

In the past, your donations have helped more than 2.5 million New Yorkers receive a coat. This winter, $25 keeps 10 New Yorkers warm + provides essential programs that help break the cycle of poverty.

Donate coats+

“Schools are the centers of our communities and hubs of support for our young people and their families. I’m grateful to New York Cares and our school communities for coming together to provide our students with the resources they need to keep warm and safe this winter.”
David C. Banks
New York City Schools Chancellor

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