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

2014 Coat Drive Report

The New York Cares Coat Drive is one of the most well-known and visible holiday traditions in New York City, right there alongside the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Center. Over the past 26 years, The Coat Drive, with its iconic shivering Statue of Liberty imagery, has become a brand of its own within the hearts and minds of New Yorkers, a symbol of both intense need and the unlimited capacity to give.