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New York Cares Coat Drive

30th Annual Coat Drive

This winter, New York Cares will once again harness the generosity of our city to keep our most vulnerable residents warm through the Annual Coat Drive and proudly deliver our 2 millionth coat. For the last 30 years, we've enabled thousands of New Yorkers to perform acts of warmth – small seemingly simple good deeds that in fact, yield a massive impact. 

Start a Coat Collection

Now is the time to mobilize your friends, family, and coworkers to start your own coat collection. All it takes is a poster and a box prominently placed at your office, church, or apartment building to help make sure someone's winter is a little bit warmer. Register today!

Donate a Coat

If you're unable to donate a coat or start a collection of your own, there is a simple way to help keep your neighbors warm this year. 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.


Request Winter Coats

If you represent a nonprofit or school hoping to receive coats from this year's Coat Drive click below to review eligibility and apply.

Get Coats

Friends of the Coat Drive

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 Vornado logo


Helpsy Logo

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Milford Managment Corp.

2018 Sponsors

Bloomberg Philanthropies logo       PJT Logo        Ehrenkranz Partners Logo       Bank of America Logo 

Sidley Logo     The Amine Family Logo     Delta Logo       Samlyn Capital Logo       Mets Foundation Logo