Giving Week at the City Bar

The Heart of the Legal Profession - City Bar Justice Center, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Officer for Diversity & Inclusion, Lawyer Assistance Program

November 26, 2018, marks the start of Giving Week at the New York City Bar Association! Giving Week continues the Thanksgiving spirit of gratitude to celebrate giving back and making a difference where we live and work. Read on for this year’s Giving Week happenings and follow #citybargives on Twitter to join the conversation.

City Bar Coat Drive for New York Cares
Monday, November 26, 2018 – Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Drop off new or gently used winter coats at the donation box in the New York City Bar Association lobby from November 26 through December 26 in support of New York Cares’ 30th Annual Coat Drive. Each year, this city-wide coat drive collects over 100,000 coats for New Yorkers in need at transitional housing shelters, public schools, nonprofit social service agencies, and other New York Cares’ community partner organizations. Visit for more information, or contact Christina Overton with any questions. This year’s City Bar Coat Drive is co-sponsored by the Public Service Committee and Social Events and Networking Committee.

Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

On the global day of giving following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, please consider supporting the City Bar Fund, the New York City Bar Association’s 501(c)3 sister organization that helps individuals, families, and communities in need across New York City and around the globe. The City Bar Fund operates four programs: the City Bar Justice Center, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Lawyer Assistance Program. Learn more about the impact of these programs in the 2017-2018 City Bar Fund Annual Report and follow the City Bar Fund on Twitter for regular updates. To make a gift, please visit

Citymeals Volunteer Day
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Public Service Committee is hand-delivering nutritious meals to homebound elderly recipients through Citymeals on December 1. Since its founding, Citymeals has delivered more than 2,000,000 meals to 18,414 individuals across the five boroughs of New York City. In addition to a balanced meal, Citymeals delivery programs provide a friendly check-in, as many of the homebound elderly served live alone. This service project is in line with the Public Service Committee’s mission to give back to the New York City community in ways beyond legal services.