If you’re looking for ways to help the homeless this holiday season, there are many places to donate coats or other clothing.
Here are some organizations that collect items and distribute them to the homeless and other people in need:
Through Dec. 31, New York Cares is accepting new or gently used coats They can be dropped off at any NYPD precinct, participating Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association locations and the New York Care Coat Drive warehouse at 157 31st St., between Sixth and Seventh avenues. For all drop off locations and hours, check newyorkcares.org/coat-drive/map.
You also can text “COAT” to 41444 to donate $20 to cover the cost and delivery of one new coat.
The Salvation Army accepts several types of donations, including for clothing and other items. You can find a drop-off location or schedule a pickup on the website.
The Bowery Mission accepts donations of clothes, blankets, towels and other goods at 227 Bowery, between Rivington and Staton streets, Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The mission only accepts new clothing for women, not used. For men, new and gently used clothing is acceptable.
One Warm Coat is a national organization that helps people organize coat drives in their neighborhoods. It also has partnered with J.Crew, which has drop-off locations at participating stores until Dec. 25. For all One Warm Coat drop-off locations, check onewarmcoat.org/donatecoats/.