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 collected and donated 31,000 winter coats to men, women, and children in need throughout New Jersey through The 22nd Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Over the past 22 years, Jersey Cares has collected, sorted, and distributed more than 550,000 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.
Information about the 2018 Coat Drive will be available in September 2018.