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

New York Cares Coat Drive

Spreading warmth since 1987—one coat, meal, and connection at a time.

Young girl smiling into a mirror after receiving a coat distributed by New York Cares

That's a Wrap!

Thank you to everyone who donated coats, volunteered at coat distributions, and supported our fundraising efforts.

Our 34th Annual Coat Drive was a shining example of New York City at its best—volunteers, donors, and community partners coming together to warm up New York, inside and out. In 2022, more brand-new coats were purchased and distributed than ever before. 

You can still donate toward the purchase of new coats for next year's drive or visit DonateNYC's map to find agencies near you accepting coats. 

Our Impact

warm winter coats distributed
coats provided to NYC schools
meals distributed
“Schools are the centers of our communities and hubs of support for our young people and their families. I’m grateful to New York Cares and our school communities for coming together to provide our students with the resources they need to keep warm and safe this winter.”
David C. Banks
New York City Schools Chancellor

2022 Sponsors

   Bloomberg Philanthropies logo        

The Amine Family | Adam & Jodi Zotkow | The Shapiro Family | Julie Turaj & Robert Pohly