New York Cares

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

  • Bronx

  • Brooklyn

  • Manhattan

  • Queens

  • Staten Island

  • Virtual

    • Adults

    • Community

    • Kids & Teens

    • Other

    Spread Warmth

    Young boy looking for a coat from a coat rack at the 2021 Coat Drive kickoff event.

    Drop off a coat, start a collection, or donate coats+. Every $25 keeps 10 New Yorkers warm and provides essential programs that help break the cycle of poverty.

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    Read Our Annual Report

    2021 Annual Report cover and spread

    Last year, we witnessed the collective power and passion of New Yorkers coming together in common purpose, showing up to deliver the dignity that nutritious meals, warm coats, investments in our children, and authentic human connections provide. 

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    I truly believe we help those who need us the most. It's an honor, privilege, and a life-changing experience to give back to a city who gives us so much in return. There are so many people who need us right now.