The Jersey Cares Coat Drive

 

More than just an article of clothing, your coat can open opportunities for someone who needs one. You can enable a job-seeker to continue his search during the winter. You can enable a student to focus on her studies in a cold classroom. Or, you can help a senior go out for medication in a storm. What to you is a coat hanging in the back of your closet can be a life-changing support for someone in need.

Jersey Cares plans to collect and distribute more than 30,000 "gently used" winter coats to men, women, and children in need throughout New Jersey through The 22nd Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Over the past 21 years, Jersey Cares has collected, sorted, and distributed more than 500,000 coats for New Jersey residents through our Annual Coat Drive. Companies, churches, fire departments, police stations, schools, and other organizations will set up collection sites across the state to collect coats and deliver them to the nearest Central Drop Off Point. Jersey Cares volunteers will then sort and organize the donated coats and bag them for pick up. Pre-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations will then pick up their coats and distribute them to people in need. 

Help keep our neighbors warm this winter! Donate a coat, become a collection site, donate coats online, or volunteer to sort coats! Visit our FAQ page for more information, or call 973-533-1993 or email coatdrive@jerseycares.org with additional questions on how you can get involved.