For 22 years, The Jersey Cares Coat Drive has collected and distributed hundreds of thousands of "gently used" coats to men, women and children in need. In 2016, thanks to you, we collected and distributed more than 30,000 coats throughout the state. Companies, churches, police stations, schools and many others collect coats throughout the drive and deliver them to a collection point, where volunteers organize and package the coats for pick-up. Our approved nonprofit partners then pick up and distribute the coats to people in need. The drive begins in November, so start pulling out those forgotten coats that could be doing someone else a lot of good!