Help us raise $20,000 before January 1.

New York Cares’ innovative volunteer programs have never been more critical and more in demand as they are now. Our volunteers bridge the gaps for at-risk New Yorkers by providing 70,000 warm coats each winter and doing much more all year long.

This winter will be especially hard for families affected by the recession, forcing many to choose between putting food on the table and buying winter coats. You can help by donating your gently used coats or by making a financial donation to keep this critical program running.

Find out more about the Coat Drive at http://www.newyorkcares.org/coatdrive/.

1. A warm coat is a basic need that thousands of New Yorkers can't afford