Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Because of the heat advisory for this weekend issued by NYC Emergency Management and the Health Department, select programming that may pose a risk to our volunteers and clients has been cancelled. Projects with partners who provide critical services will take place, but we encourage our volunteers to follow safety tips including drinking plenty of water and staying inside/out of the sun when possible. Please check your email for information on the status of specific projects. Thank you!

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2018 Coat Drive Update

Thank you for your interest in receiving coats through the New York Cares Coat Drive! 

The 2018 Coat Drive has officially closed, but we encourage you to take a look at our Clothing Drive Referrals for other organizations running coat and clothing drives that might be able to provide support to your agency or school. Please revisit this page in October 2019 for information regarding participation in our 31st Annual Coat Drive next year.


Thank you to everyone who was involved in ensuring the 2018 Coat Drive was a resounding success! You can learn more and read many of this year’s inspiring stores in the 2018 Coat Drive Report to be published soon.