Registration for the Coat Drive begins October 15th.
Many public collection sites, including our warehouse and New York Police Department Precints, are open from November 7th through December 31st. Check back frequently, as we'll be adding more public collection sites often.
New York Cares works hand-in-hand with a wide variety of Community Partners in New York City to make sure coats are distributed as quickly as possible. Our Community Partners include nonprofit social service agencies, churches, schools, and shelters, all of whom serve some of our city's most in-need populations.
The New York Cares Coat Drive is only collecting clean, gently used jackets, and coats. You can direct other items, such as sweaters, hats, and gloves, to organizations with the capacity to distribute them to those in need. A list of organizations can be found here.
The value of any coat you donate to the Coat Drive is tax deductible. You can download a receipt here. You can also get a receipt during the morning collection shifts at Penn Station starting November 15th and at Grand Central Terminal starting December 1st. At both sites, receipts are issued Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., through December 31st. Please note: New York Cares does not appraise coats. Values are assigned by the donor up to a maximum of $5,000.