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Request Winter Coats

Each year, the New York Cares Coat Drive collects and distributes tens of thousands of warm winter coats to nonprofits and schools with the help of corporations and generous coat donors. This year marks our 31st Annual Coat Drive!

How to receive free winter coats

As a nonprofit or school, you can apply to receive coats for the New Yorkers you serve. Review the eligibility requirements below and fill out the application:

Who is eligible to apply to receive coats:

  • New York City government agencies, including public schools and parks
  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations*

*Priority will go to organizations based in New York City that serve New York City residents.

Please note: Only one application will be accepted per agency or school.


Apply to receive coats