The weather is about to turn cold, and you might be able to keep yourself warm, but what about others who cannot? There are many ways that you can help others keep warm this winter.

One of the simplest ways you can help others is to donate coats, jackets, hats, gloves, heck any type of winter clothing to help others. You can purchase new items to donate, or you can check your closets for items that you have never or barely worn to donate.

Where can you find the coat or winter clothing drives in the Hudson Valley this winter?

Joyce Grace
Joyce Grace

Here are the drives in Orange County NY:

  • Newburgh Brewing Company, 88 South Colden St, Newburgh is collecting coats in conjunction with Billy Joe's Ribworks, 26 Front St, Newburgh from November 1 through December 17. Collected coats will benefit the Newburgh Armory. As a bonus if you drop off your coat at Newburgh Brewing Co, you (those over the age of 21) can get a free beer. If you drop your coat off at Billy Joe's Ribworks, you will get a free Friday Nightlife Entry.
  • Action Toward Independence at 309 Broadway in Monticello is collecting new or gently used coats for those in need in the community. They are accepting items through November 30 at 5 PM.
  • Village of Harriman, 12 Church Street, Harriman or at the Police Department 1 Maple Ave, Harriman NY. They are collecting new winter hats and coats for adults and children through December 8. You can drop off items Monday through Friday, 7 am to 4 pm. The items that are collected will be donated to community members in need.
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Locations looking for only new, unworn coats for kids:

Two child warm jackets. Red and blue

The following drop-off/donation locations are in conjunction with the Monroe-Woodbury Rotary:

  • Monroe-Woodbury Education Center, 278 Route 32, Central Valley M-F 8a-4p
  • First Presbyterian Church, 142 Stage Rd, Monroe M-F 9a-2p
  • Monroe Town Hall, 1465 Orange TPKE, Monroe, M-F 8a-4p
  • Sacred Heart Church, Parish Outreach Center, 26 Still RD, Monroe M-F 9a-5p
  • Monroe Temple, 314 North Main Street, Monroe Tuesday-Thursday 9a-1p
  • Woodbury Public Library, 314 North Main St, Highland Mills, M-F 10a-4p

Is your organization holding a coat drive for the winter of 2023? Email to add your organizations donation locations and info. Thank you.

Here is proof that coat donations make a big difference!

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