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

Press Releases & News

Find the latest news and press releases about New York Cares’ efforts toward meeting the pressing needs of the community.

New York Cares in the News

New York Cares Coat Drive Rings the Opening Bell

Nasdaq. January 3, 2020. 

Road to Puppy Bowl: Puppies Get the Chance to Paw it Forward by Surprising Volunteers

Animal Planet. December 2019.

Volunteers at one of our coat sorting projects receive a holiday surprise: puppies!

NYers share Christmas cheer with needy neighbors, handing out hundreds of winter coats

New York Daily News. December 24, 2019.

Our Christmas Eve Coat Drive distribution at GMHC.

Christmas Eve coat drive warms homeless, HIV-positive New Yorkers

am New York. December 24, 2019. 

The Gay Men’s Health Crisis and New York Cares partnered for the 31st annual coat drive to help bring a little warmth to those in need for the holidays.

Baby it's cold outside: Coat Drive begins with kids

am New York. November 2019.

The 31st annual Coat Drive kicks off at PS 188 M where many of the students are experiencing homelessness. 

Volunteers Give NYC Schools In Need A Fresh Look On New York Cares Day

CBS New York. October 19, 2019. 

More than 1,500 volunteers revitalized 15 NYC Public Schools on Cares Day. 

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Press Releases

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 12:45pm

New York Cares, the largest volunteer network in New York City, today announced the official launch of its 33rd Annual Coat Drive.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 3:30pm

Despite an unseasonably warm winter, New York Cares today announced that it collected 94,960 warm winter coats during its 31st Annual Coat Drive and has now distributed more than two million coats

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

American Ballet Theatre’s 80 hours of service for New York Cares Coat Drive took place over two weeks this month at the midtown Coat Drive warehouse.

Media Inquiries

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Director, Marketing & Communications, New York Cares, (212) 402-1680

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