New York Cares coat drive

Every year that I’ve lived in NYC, I’ve seen these coat drive ads and occasionally donated a coat. This year, after looking through my closet and marveling at the number of coats I don’t need, I decided to not only donate a coat, but run my own coat drive in my building.

If you have coats to donate to the New York Cares coat drive, you can do so at public donation sites around the city – just plug in your ZIP code to find the closest one. Or, you can host your own coat drive by registering on the New York Cares site. Registering doesn’t make your coat drive location public, it just lets the New York Cares people know that you’re hosting one. Once the drive is over, you deliver the coats to their Manhattan warehouse. Simple, and gets warm coats to people in NYC who need them.

New York Cares also has a blog, which is currently covering the coat drive, but also has information on other ways to volunteer and give back to the community. Do you volunteer with New York Cares or another NYC organization? Tell us about it in the comments.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jessica Kirkwood (unregistered) on December 18th, 2009 @ 9:25 am

    I’m a big fan of New York Cares. Thanks for doing your coat drive!

  2. Candace (unregistered) on December 29th, 2009 @ 5:22 pm

    It’s certainly heartwarming to know how many people in this big bustling actually care about others. I’ve experienced it myself many times. Even those rich people who live in NY luxury condominiums are often the biggest contributors when there are others who need help. this is a great city!

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