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Join the New York Cares Coat Drive

Beginning on October 11th, 2016, you can start your own collection drive. To help now, text COAT to 41444. Just $20 buys a coat for a New Yorker in need.

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We all know what it's like to be cold, but most of us experience it in short spurts, like on the walk to work from the subway or while at a New York Giants game in December. Now, think of that last time you were really freezing, the chill seeping right down to your bones. And then imagine having no respite, no hope of getting warm anytime soon. We run the Coat Drive because we want to ensure every New Yorker has the opportunity to stay warm, healthy, and safe over the winter.

You can register your own personal coat collection drive starting on October 11th with coat drop-off sites opening in November. If you would like to make a clothing donation sooner, contact these agencies.

How to Help

You can gather your friends, family, colleagues, or neighbors and run a coat drive of your own. In fact, it's one of the most powerful ways to bring in more coats for those who most need them. You'll be able to register your collection drive starting October 11th, and, once you do, we'll provide you with all the promotional materials you need. 

The Coat Drive is going mobile. And you don't have to wait to give the gift of warmth. Just $20 buys a coat for a New Yorker in need. Text today.

Learn about our coat donors and the people who receive our coats.

 New York Cares Coat Drive People with Coats