Help a neighbor in need stay warm this winter by donating to a coat drive with drop-off locations throughout Queens.
New York Cares is collecting new or gently used coats at every police precinct in Queens as well as a number of other locations:
- 100th Precinct, 92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd., the Rockaways
- 101st Precinct, 16-12 Mott Ave., Far Rockaway
- 102nd Precinct, 87-34 118th St., Richmond Hill
- 103rd Precinct, 168-02 P.O. Edward Byrne Ave., Jamaica
- 104th Precinct 718-386-3004 64-2 Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood
- 105th Precinct 718-776-9090 92-08 222nd St., Queens Village
- 106th Precinct 718-845-2211 103-53 101st St., Ozone Park
- 107th Precinct 718-969-5100 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Pomonok
- 108th Precinct 718-784-5411 5-47 50th Ave., Long Island City
- 109th Precinct 718-321-2250 37-05 Union St., Flushing
- 110th Precinct 718-476-9311 94-41 43rd Ave., Elmhurst
- 111th Precinct 718-279-5200 45-06 215th St., Bayside
- 112th Precinct 718-520-9311 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills
- 113th Precinct 718-712-7733 167-02 Baisley Blvd., Rochdale
- 114th Precinct 718-626-9311 34-16 Astoria Blvd., Astoria
- 115th Precinct 718-533-2002 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights
- Infiniti of Bayside, 217-07 Northern Blvd.
- Bayside Volkswagen, 208-12 Northern Blvd.
- Center for Automotive Eductaion & Training, 15-20 Petracca Pl., Whitestone
- Koeppel Nissan, 74-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights
- Paragon Honda, 57-02 Northern Blvd., Woodside
- Lexus of Queens, 40-40 Northern Blvd., Long Island City
Most of the Queens Library branches are also participating in the drive during hours of operation. For the full list, click here.
The drive will run until Dec. 29.
New York Cares will drop of the collected coats to the city’s homeless shelters, community organizations and groups, who will then distribute the coats to those in need.
Drop-off sites will only accept donations of two large bags or less. Any donation larger than two bags must be dropped off directly at the Coat Drive Warehouse, located at 157 West 31st St. between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in Manhattan. Call 646-801-4022 to make an appointment. Those interested in donating money to the cause may do so here.
The organization’s coat drive has run annually for 29 years and collected and distributed 1.7 million winter coats to date.
Visit New York Cares’ website for more information, or email info[at]newyorkcares.org.