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Request Winter Coats

Accepting Waitlisted Applications Only

Thank you for your interest in receiving coats as part of the 2018 New York Cares Coat Drive. At this time, we have received requests for more than 130,000 coats and are only accepting waitlisted applications. While we hope to fulfill all requests, we are unable to guarantee that we will be able to provide your agency with coats this year. If coats do become available, waitlisted applications will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received and agencies can expect to be contacted in January. 

How to receive free winter coats

As a nonprofit or school, you can apply to receive coats for the men, women, and children that 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.


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