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Because of the heat advisory for this weekend issued by NYC Emergency Management and the Health Department, select programming that may pose a risk to our volunteers and clients has been cancelled. Projects with partners who provide critical services will take place, but we encourage our volunteers to follow safety tips including drinking plenty of water and staying inside/out of the sun when possible. Please check your email for information on the status of specific projects. Thank you!

New York Cares 30th Annual Coat Drive Collects More Than 106,000 Coats to Provide Warmth to NYC's Rising Homeless Population

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:45pm

New York Cares, the largest volunteer network in New York City, today announced that it has collected 106,000 warm winter coats as part of its 30th Annual Coat Drive, which marks the distribution of more than two million coats to date. With special emphasis this year on supporting the rising number of NYC Community School students living in temporary housing, New York Cares ensured these students and families received 10,000 coats. With critical support from its partner organizations and the generosity of corporate and individual donors, New York Cares provided warmth to some of the city’s most vulnerable populations in public schools, housing shelters, community centers, and social service agencies.