For the past 22 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 31,000 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.

More information on The 23rd Annual Coat Drive will be available October 2018!



Register to Collect


As a collection site, you will have the opportunity to provide youth between the ages of 0-14 with the chance to enjoy a fun and festive Halloween! Jersey Cares appreciates all donations; however, we only accept new and/or gently used costumes. Please refrain from donating stained or torn costume items. 

Items accepted for the Halloween Costume Drive Include:

  • New or gently used costumes (ages 0-14)
  • Halloween masks
  • Costume accessories
  • Unused Halloween face make-up
  • Candy pails or treat bags

Donations may be dropped off September 10th through October 24th between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. 

Delivery Address and Instructions:

Please call Vanessa or Meagan at (973) 533-1993 before arriving to be directed to our loading dock for delivery assistance.

Jersey Cares

290 West Mount Pleasant Avenue

Suite 1320

Livingston, NJ 07039


If you would like to mail us your donations, please send them to the address listed above.



Register to Receive


*Thank you for your interest in our Halloween Costume Drive. Unfortunately, we have reached our capacity and are no longer accepting Halloween Costume Drive applications at this time.*


As an agency recipient you may receive new and/or gently used Halloween Costumes and items. If your organization serves a specific age population and would like to receive the appropriate sized costumes, please specify this on your registration form. Please be advised that donations cannot be guaranteed and distribution operates on a first-come, first-served basis. We rely heavily on the participation of collection sites, therefore we cannot guarantee the number of costumes requested will be filled. 


**Please be advised that only registered 501c3 organizations will be considered for donations**


Once the deadline approaches, agencies will be called or e-mailed if orders become available for pick-up. Pick-ups operate by appointment only. We appreciate your patience during the donation sorting process.


Pick-Up Address and Instructions:

Please call Vanessa or Meagan at (973) 533-1993 before arriving for your scheduled pick-up and to be directed to our loading dock for delivery assistance.

Jersey Cares

290 West Mount Pleasant Avenue

Livingston, NJ 07039