As the temperature continues to drop, some of our neighbors in and around Bushwick will be in need of coats to keep them warm this winter. 

The good news is, there are a few local organizations very invested in helping. Below is a list of the local drop-off locations where you can donate gently used coats. And if you don’t have time or are away for the holidays, you can donate $25 to provide coats and meals to those in need. 

Also, if you are someone in need of a coat, many of the locations listed below are committed to handing out coats to those who need them. All places with “Walk in site? Yes.” listed in the details will hand out coats. However, it is always recommended that you call beforehand to make sure that they currently have a coat available in your size.

This is not a comprehensive list. Most of the organizations listed below are a part of the New York Cares Coat Drive. If you know of another local place accepting and/or handing out coats to those in need, please comment it in the comment section below. 

For a full map of every New York Cares drop-off site, check here.


Coalition for Hispanic Family Services

Location: 231 Palmetto St. 

Phone Number: (347) 578-5284

Drop off hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Walk in site? Yes

Solid Rock Baptist Church

Location: 120 Tompkins Ave.

Phone Number: (646) 549-9756

Drop off hours: Mondays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m 

Walk in site? Yes

Metro World Child

Location: 11 Harman St.

Phone Number: (718) 453-3352

Drop off hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m 

Walk in site? Yes

P.S. 299 K – Thomas Warren Field 

Location: 88 Woodbine St.

Phone Number: (718) 473-8230

Drop off hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Walk in site? Yes

Mr. Davis CPR Plus Med Troop Youth Division

Location: 699 Dekalb Ave.

Phone Number: (347) 604-5557

Drop off hours: Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

SCO Family of Services – Flushing Family Residence

Location: 1226 Flushing Ave. 

Phone Number: (347) 785-5909

Drop off hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Walk in site? No

P.S. 123 K – The Suydam Magnet School for STEAM

Location: 100 Irving Ave. 

Phone Number: (718) 821-4810

Drop off hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Walk in site? No

I.S. 349 K – The School of Math, Science and Technology

Location: 35 Starr St. (3rd floor)

Phone Number: (718) 418-6389

Drop off hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Walk in site? No

P.S. 86 K – The Irvington

Location: 220 Irvington Pl. 

Phone Number: (718) 573-0252

Drop off hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Only children’s coats needed.)

Walk in site? No

North Brooklyn Mutual Aid Winter Coat Drive

Location: Drop off at Bushwick Country Club, 618 Grand St.

Drop off hours: Runs until Saturday, Jan. 8. Monday – Friday, 5 p.m. to close. Saturday and Sunday 3 p.m. to close.

Walk in site? No


Featured image: via New York Cares’ Instagram

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