The 26th Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive

November 8th 2021 - January 9th 2022

For the past 25 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.


Head over to our online store to make a donation supporting your New Jersey neighbors and receive a Coat Drive long sleeve shirt or hat as a thank you!

To make a donation and check out other Jersey Cares accessories, please click HERE.

Volunteer to Sort Coats

Volunteers age 14+ will be needed to sort donated coats on Sunday, January 16th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Coat Sorting in Ramsey

Coat Sorting in Branchburg

Coat Sorting in Metuchen

Coat Sorting in Freehold

Coat Sorting in Garfield

Coat Sorting in Morristown

Coat Sorting in Livingston

Register to Donate Coats

The Jersey Cares Coat Drive is no longer accepting donations for this year. Please check back in November 2022 for information about our 2022-23 Coat Drive.

Due to the size of this drive, Jersey Cares cannot pick up coats and

coats are not accepted at the Jersey Cares office.

Register to Receive Coats

Thank you for your interest in our Coat Drive!

Registration is now closed for nonprofit partners as we are at capacity for requests.

As an agency recipient you may receive new and/or gently used coats. 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 coats requested will be filled.

**Please be advised that only registered 501c3 organizations, government agencies, or public schools from New Jersey 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.

To register your agency to receive coats, please check back when registration opens for the 2022-23 Coat Drive in November 2022.

Non-Profit Partners Pick-Up Instructions:

Jersey Cares will be distributing coats on Thursday, January 20th, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. By registering to receive coats for your organization, you must be available and have the necessary vehicle(s) during this date and time to pick up your coats. If coats become available prior to this date, you will be contacted by a Jersey Cares staff member to schedule a pick-up.

Questions? Please call us at 973-533-1993 or email us at