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

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 Launches its 30th Annual Coat Drive With an Expanded Focus on Supporting NYC Community Schools

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:45pm

New York Cares, the largest volunteer network in New York City, today announced the official launch of its 30th Annual Coat Drive and its expanded focus on helping students in temporary housing in NYC Community Schools. The launch marked the distribution of the two millionth coat to date – one of tens of thousands of winter coats to go to New York City’s homeless community this year, including 10,000 for Community Schools.