Coats for the City

Dec. 1, 2018 - Distribution date
Metropolitan New York Baptist Association (MNYBA)
New York City, NY

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 Films 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.

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 6-8 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, 2018 - Deadline for team registration
Oct. 20, 2018 - Deadline for coats to collection centers
Nov. 5-6, 2018 - Final coat collection at BSCNC Annual Meeting
Dec. 1, 2018 - Distribution date, New York City, NY

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More Information

Zac Lyons / [email protected] / (800) 395-5102 ext. 5654
Lauren McCall  /  [email protected]  /  (800) 395-5102 ext. 5536