You can donate new or gently used coats to the New York Cares Coat Drive. Homeless shelters, community organizations, and groups assisting people in need will distribute the coats.

You can donate coats at all NYPD police precincts (Donations accepted 24/7).

You can also donate at the New York Cares Coat Drive Warehouse, located at 157 West 31st Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan. It is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Before dropping off items at the warehouse, you can call (646) 801-4022 to make an appointment for a staff member to meet you and collect the items or to get more information.

Drop-off sites will only accept donations of 2 large bags or less. Any donation larger than 2 bags must be dropped off directly at the Coat Drive Warehouse.

Learn more about the New York Cares Coat Drive.

You can make a monetary donation to the New York Cares Coat Drive by text or online.


Donate to the New York Cares Coat Drive.

By Phone

Text COAT to 41444

If you need a coat, you can get one at a New York Cares walk-in distribution center during certain dates and times. No ID or vouchers are required. 

The centers are not guaranteed to have coats at any given time. For questions about the number of coats distributed per person at each location, please contact the centers directly.


Coalition for the Homeless
108 East 51st Street (between Park Ave and Lexington Ave),
New York, NY 10022

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning November 25th and continuing for the duration of the Coat Drive.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
(212) 776-2090

Ujima Community Working Together, Inc. at New Jerusalem United Methodist Church
484 Knickerbocker Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Tuesday, December 3 and Thursday, December 5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(347) 495-3113

Staten Island
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
309 St. Paul’s Ave, (Beach St entrance)
Staten Island, NY 10304 

Saturday, December 14
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(718) 447-0526

Sheltering Arms/Malcolm X Early Childhood Education Center
111-12 Northern Boulevard 
Queens, NY 11368

Friday, December 6
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(212) 866-5604

Neighborhood Association for Inter-Cultural Affairs
890 B Prospect Avenue, Lower Level Suite B
Bronx, NY 10459

Monday, December 16 to Friday, December 20
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (NAICA is closed 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM for lunch)
(718) 328-1230