35th Annual Coat Drive To Help New Yorkers In Need

Published on November 20, 2023, 6:44 am
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The FDNY is partnering with New York Cares to deliver coats to New Yorkers who need them most. At 49 firehouses across the five boroughs, New Yorkers can drop off clean, gently used jackets and coats. New York Cares will distribute donated items to nonprofit social service agencies, public schools, religious institutions, and transitional housing shelters – all of which serve some the city’s most vulnerable populations.

“The FDNY is proud to partner with New York Cares to help people in need,” said Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh. “During these cold months, and especially around the holiday season, we want to do our part. I strongly encourage New Yorkers to donate at their nearest participating firehouse.”

“We are honored to partner with the FDNY for New York Cares’ 35th annual coat drive,” said Sapreet K. Saluja, Executive Director of New York Cares. “Our City’s dedicated firefighters do so much to keep New Yorkers safe every day, and this winter season, they have generously offered many of their FDNY Battalions across the five boroughs to serve as coat collection sites, helping to spread warmth to those in need.”

The 35th annual Coat Drive is a citywide effort run by New York Cares which aims to collect 250,000 coats and distribute them to New Yorkers in the colder months. The Coat Drive has distributed 2.5 million winter coats to date.

FDNY Battalions are now accepting donations across all five boroughs.

For a full list of locations, visit the Coat Drive Map.

Donations will be accepted 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. through December 31, 2023.

FDNY members at these locations may not be present during drop-off hours if they are responding to an emergency.


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