Share the love of Jesus by providing warm coats and the gospel to residents of NYC.

NC Baptists, South Carolina churches and the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association partner to be the hands and feet of Jesus by collecting coats throughout the year and distributing them across New York City in December.

Our goal this year is to collect 10,000 coats and send 40 churches to NYC to help with distribution. There are four ways you and your church can partner: volunteer, become a host church, collect coats and pray.

How can you help? 

Register a team from your church to help distribute coats in New York City. Teams will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, with a preference of 6-8 people maximum. If more than eight people want to participate, please plan on dividing the team and registering them as two teams.

Volunteer teams are responsible for their own transportation and housing costs. We ask that all volunteer teams try to collect 30 coats per member, if possible.

Become a NYC host church

Register your church to host a distribution location in New York City. Once registered, we help partner you with a NC/SC volunteer team. This is a great opportunity to have extra hands and feet as you reach the people in your neighborhoods.

Use the teams for prayer walking, spreading the word prior to the distribution and on the day of distribution. They are there to help you!

What kind of coats do we need?

Help us collect 10,000 coats!

  • Men’s, women’s and children’s coats
  • New or gently used heavy coats that can withstand a New York City winter
  • Lighter-weight coats used for layering
  • No holes, tears or stains
  • Zippers should work and all buttons should be present
  • Consider applying for a grant through your local Walmart in order to purchase new or gently used coats, appropriate for an NYC winter. You can access information regarding Walmart community grants (coming soon). 

What do we do with the coats once we collect them?

Schedule a time to drop them off at any of our North Carolina locations listed below. Please check back for more locations throughout the year.

Drop Off Locations:

Where would your team stay?


Grant:

NC Baptists will match any financial donations, up to $500 for the first 40 churches that raise money to purchase discounted new and gently used coats. To apply for this matching grant, please complete this form.

Important dates to remember

Sept. 1 – Deadline for team registration
Nov. 4 – Final coat collection at NC Baptists Annual Meeting
Dec. 4 – Coat distribution in New York City