Coats for the City shares the love of Jesus by providing warm coats and the gospel to residents of New York City each December. N.C. Baptists have partnered with the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association (MNYBA) in this effort for eight years. Working with churches across New York City, we desire to distribute coats along with a Bible or Jesus film in the language of every recipient.

How can you help? Register a team from your church to go distribute coats in New York City. We ask you to collect a minimum of 30 coats for each volunteer you send. Recruit two neighboring churches to assist in collection of coats. If you can’t go, pray and collect coats for those able to go and participate in the distribution. Please donate $1 for every coat you donate to help cover the cost of Bibles and Jesus films. The $1 donation is not required, but would help greatly.

What kind of coats do we need?

  • New or gently used heavy coats that can withstand a New York City winter.
  • Lighter-weight coats used for layering.
  • No holes, tears, stains.
  • Zippers should work.
  • Store coats in a clean, dry place.
  • View an instructional video here for more information.
  • 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 by clicking here

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

Once you have your coats, schedule a time to drop your coats off at any one of our drop-off locations in North Carolina. You can find a list of drop-off locations below or you can download a copy here.

Annual Meeting
Koury Convention Center
Greensboro, NC
Nov 7 – 8, 2022

Brushy Mountain Baptist Association
1519 River St.
Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697

Buncombe Baptist Association
227 Hazel Mill Rd
Asheville, N.C. 28806

Cape Fear Network of Baptist Churches
610 College Rd.
Wilmington, N.C. 28403

Little River Baptist Association
118 Main St.
Buies Creek N.C. 27506

Metrolina Baptist Association
1324 The Plaza
Charlotte, N.C. 28205

Piedmont Baptist Association
2009 Sharpe Rd.
Greensboro, N.C. 27406

Yates Baptist Association
(Lowes Grove Baptist Church)
4430 S Alston Ave.
Durham, N.C. 27713

Want to send a team?

  • Teams will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, with space for only 15-20 churches each year.
  • Smaller teams of six to eight people are best.
  • Volunteer teams are responsible for their own transportation and housing costs.

Where would your team stay?

Important Dates to Remember

Sept. 1, 2022 – Deadline for team registration
Nov. 7-8, 2022 – Final coat collection at BSCNC Annual Meeting
Dec. 3, 2022 – Coat distribution in New York City