For the past 24 years, The Jersey Cares Coat Drive has mobilized the collection and distribution of thousands of “gently used” winter coats to men, women, children, and infants in need. Last year, Jersey Cares collected more than 20,000 coats throughout the state of New Jersey.
Companies, churches, police stations, schools and other organizations collect coats throughout the drive and deliver them to a central location, where volunteers then organize the donated coats and package them for pick-up. Our approved nonprofit partners then pick-up and distribute the coats to people in need.
Coats may be dropped off until Sunday, January 10th, 2021 at public collection sites across the state.
If you have fewer than 10 coats to donate, please find your closest container site here.
If you have more than 10 coats to donate, you can find your closest collection site here. Please call the Jersey Cares Office prior to arrival at (973) 533-1993 for the lock combination.
You can also run your coat drive online for free! To set up your online drive page with our partners at YouGiveGoods, please click here to begin customizing your donation page. (All YouGiveGoods collection drives will end on Friday, December 18th in order for all coats to arrive to our office in time.)
Don’t have a coat to donate, but want to help keep New Jersey warm? Please click HERE to purchase and donate a coat virtually.
Questions or concerns? Please contact Bre’yanie Pearson at (973) 533-1993.