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For over 10 years, NC Baptists have participated in collecting coats and serving New York City by distributing them in late November/early
December throughout New York City through the
Coats for the City.


This year Mt. Zion Baptist Association will be a collection Center for this ministry. We are delighted to be a part of this vital ministry, in helping others. You will be seeing this information throughout the year to remind you to drop off coats, register to volunteer, or have your church participate
by donating financially.


The goal for NC Baptist Churches is 10,000 coats for 2023.



Your church can send teams! This is a great entry-level mission trip opportunity that is great for families, college students and adults.

Teams can sign up  at:





Churches may participate either through donating heavy coats, or by donating financially, to the project. You can apply 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: community/local-community-support

Financial Donation Matching

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 click below to complete the form:


You can begin dropping off coats at the Mt. Zion Association office now!

Drop off hours are 9:30am - 2:00PM, Monday - Thursday.

The deadline to drop off coats is October 1, 2023.

These are the guidelines for coats that are submitted


  • 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

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