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

Media Coverage


New York Cares Coat Drive Rings the Opening Bell

Nasdaq. January 3, 2020.


Road to Puppy Bowl: Puppies Get the Chance to Paw it Forward by Surprising Volunteers

Animal Planet. December 2019.

Volunteers at one of our coat sorting projects receive a holiday surprise: puppies!

NYers share Christmas cheer with needy neighbors, handing out hundreds of winter coats

New York Daily News. December 24, 2019.

Our Christmas Eve Coat Drive distribution at GMHC.

Nonprofits Who Inspire Us

Libris Blog. December 2019.

New York Cares named as one of the top nonprofits to follow on social media. 

Christmas Eve coat drive warms homeless, HIV-positive New Yorkers

am New York. December 24, 2019.

The Gay Men's Health Crisis and New York Cares partnered for the 31st annual coat drive to help bring a little warmth to those in need for the holidays.

New York Cares Launches Coat Drive.

CBS New York. November 2019. 

NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill helps kick off annual event to help clothe those in need ahead of more bitter winter weather.

Baby, it's cold outside: Coat Drive begins with kids

am New York. November 2019.

The 31st annual Coat Drive kicks off at PS 188 M, where many of the students are experiencing homelessness.

Volunteers Give NYC Schools In Need A Fresh Look On New York Cares Day

CBS New York. October 19, 2019.

More than 1,500 volunteers revitalized 15 NYC Public Schools on Cares Day.

East Harlem school gets a makeover as part of New York Cares Day for Schools

New York 1. October 19, 2019. 

More than a thousand volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help spruce up several New York City Public Schools Saturday, October 19th.

Midlife Startup Success: The OperaNuts Story

Forbes. July 24, 2019. 

Rachel Roth started her own business with the help of a New York Cares volunteer who she met on a computer skills project.

Points of Light and the Starbucks Foundation Expand Innovative Service Model in 20 Cities Across the United States

CSR News. May 28, 2019. 

New York Cares is one of the organizations selected to receive Starbucks Fellows. During their service term, the fellows will work part-time for Points of Light, expanding the capacity of the local nonprofit and their community partners to meet their missions, while continuing to work part-time at Starbucks. 

New Yorkers Step Up During National Volunteer Week and Beyond

Fox 5. April 10, 2019. 

Coverage of volunteer efforts during National Volunteer Week, a nationwide week of recognizing the power of volunteer service. 


Volunteers Help Make the American Dream Possible for New York City Youth

Points of Light Blog. August 30, 2018. 

A spotlight on our College Access program, which is focused on leveling the college admissions playing field by providing underserved NYC students with free SAT tutoring, help with college applications and the financial aid process, and a pre-SAT prep program. 

New York Cares Announces Partnership with Film Good/Do Good to Coordinate Volunteer Opportunities for the Film Industry

Social Good News. October 2, 2018.

New York Cares, the largest volunteer network in New York City, today announced a partnership with Film Good / Do Good, the first and only state government-organized community giveback program tailored specifically to the film and television industry.

Nonprofit Helps Clean Up, Beautify Underserved City Schools

CBS Local. October 20, 2018.

Coverage of the annual New York Cares Day for Schools. 

Harlem Made Mo Bamba, But He Will Take it From Here

New York Times. November 8, 2018.

A profile of Mo Bamba of the Orlando Magic, featuring his relationship with mentor and business partner Greer Love. Love first met Mo on a New York Cares project coaching basketball at PS 208 M  in Harlem. 

'The Need is Very Real': New York Cares Kicks Off 30th Annual Coat Drive

WCBS News Radio 880. November 15, 2018. 

The 30th annual Coat Drive officially launched at PS 188 M with the giveaway of our 2 millionth donated coat. 

Hundreds of Needy New Yorkers Recieve Coats for Christmas

WCBS News Radio 880. December 26, 2018. 

New York Cares volunteers were able to distribute warm coats to nearly 300 homeless men and women on Christmas Day.


Hundreds of New York Cares volunteers work on Harlem elementary school to celebrate MLK Day

New York Daily News. January 16, 2017.

Over 250 volunteers came together to celebrate MLK Day through service. 

After Election, More New Yorkers Tell Volunteer Groups, 'I Can Help'.

New York Times. July 21, 2017.

New York Cares reported a 137 percent increase in would-be volunteers just in the week after the election, compared with the same week in November 2015. 


Coat Tales Warm a New Yorker's Heart

The Wall Street Journal. December 20, 2016.

Metro Money’s Anne Kadet uncovers what makes the annual New York Cares Coat Drive so successful.

Teaching Small Charities to Use Volunteers Well

Chronicle of Philanthropy. October 2015. 

New York Cares, which mobilizes more than 62,000 unpaid workers each year, teaches small groups what it has learned — and how to avoid the pitfalls that come from poor planning.

Don't Listen to the Haters — Millennials Are a Lot More Charitable Than You'd Think
Mic. March 04, 2015
The latest data shows higher percentages of people ages 20 to 34 are volunteering.