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New York Cares Coat Drive

Child receiving winter coat

For the last 29 years, New York Cares has organized the city’s largest winter coat drive gathering over 1.8 million winter coats. Just last year, with the help of caring New Yorkers, we collected and distributed 109,000 winter coats to families who would have otherwise faced a long cold winter without one. This year, our goal is to collect 125,000 winter coats, and with your support, we know we can do it. Our city is depending on you to provide warmth to your neighbors in need.

Donate a Coat

Even though the 29th Annual Coat Drive has officially finished collecting coats, there is still a way to keep your neighbors warm this year. While we finish sorting and tallying your donations, take out your phone and text COAT to 41444 or click below. Just $20 buys a brand new winter coat for a New Yorker in need.

Friends of the Coat Drive

2017 Sponsors

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