Friday, November 30, 2012


New York City police precincts, public libraries, and three Prospect Park locations are accepting gently used coats through December 31st for the New York Cares 24th Annual Coat Drive. This year, recipients of the donated coats will not be the homeless only but also the thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Last year, New York Cares collected 78,000 coats. This year, because of the increased need, their goal is 200,000 coats.

Take a look at this 5-borough map. It shows where where coats are needed most. The darker the blue, the more coats are needed in that borough. The brighter the red, the less the need.

New or clean gently-used coats are being collected at these Prospect Park locations through December 31, in addition to libraries, and police stations:

Litchfield Villa in Prospect Park
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.  – 5 p.m.
95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(between 4th and 5th streets)

Prospect Park Tennis Center
Daily, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
50 Parkside Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218

Parks District 14 Headquarters at Parade Ground
Daily, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
397 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(enter at the back of the building on the Parade Ground side, near the public restrooms)

For a complete list of collection sites, dates and times, visit or call (212) 402-1173.

The Coat Drive is a program of New York Cares, New York City’s leading volunteer organization.