One Warm Coat

Rating: 4.91 stars   53 reviews 1,446

Issues: Human Services

Location: 1201 California Street #1302 San Francisco CA 94109 USA

Mission: One Warm Coat works to provide any person in need with a warm coat, free of charge
Results: Last year over 600,000 people in need received a coat of their own and over 17,000 children received a new coat. When each recipient put on their coat they were warmed both physically and by knowing that someone cared.
Target demographics: Anyone who needs a warm coat.
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: We work with coat drive organizers to warm their communities by collecting coats to be distributed to those in need. We also work with generous sponsors to purchase new coats for children.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 74-3045243
(877) 633-9276
www.onewarmcoat.org
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was grateful for a coat drive that was held under the name One Warm Coat. When they dropped off the coats to our organization we had just handed out our last coat. What a blessing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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We are so happy you were able to receive coats through our program!! Thank you for your kind words. Best,Jennifer - President, One Warm Coat

Rating: 5 stars  

OWC is a great organization. They made it really easy to have community members donate coats to a good cause with the posters provided by OWC. Thank you very much! We plan on making this a yearly event to help those in need.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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You are very welcome! We look forward to working with you again this year. Best, Jennifer Stockard-President, One Warm Coat

Rating: 5 stars  

I am the manager of St. Anthony's Free Clothing Program in San Francisco and there is literally no way we would be able to serve our guests without the help of One Warm Coat. We serve over 10,000 men, women and children every year, many of them suffering the plight of homelessness, and given the fact that it is always winter in San Francisco except for a week or two of summer, coats are always in high demand.

It is an absolute pleasure to work with everybody at One Warm Coat. They make the process of organizing coat drives and getting the coats to those in need as simple and easy as possible, which not only produce amazing results but also increases awareness throughout the community of the issues of poverty and homelessness and the importance of doing something about it. Last year in just 1 day, they collected over 1,000 coats for us during their Ferry Building Coat Drive, and I would estimate that over the entire year, the amount was 10 times that.

I cannot say enough good things about them and I would highly recommend them to programs, donors, volunteers, basically anybody who would listen to me.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone their staff

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 

Thank you for your kind comments. The work you do is so important to the city and to us. We are so very fortunate to have St. Anthonys as our partner!

Rating: 5 stars  

You guys are awesome last year was my first year organizing a coat drive. The flyers you guys send me and the posters helped a lot. Thank you!
Gentex/Opscore

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

At this time, nothing really.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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We are so happy that the materials we sent helped you! Thank you for holding a coat drive - we think you are awesome too!! Best, Jennifer Stockard - President, One Warm Coat

Rating: 5 stars  

In the midst of last year's horrible winter weather, I decided that I'd like the students at the elementary school where I teach to engage in a service learning project which would involve collecting coats for the needy. i knew that I should have started the project before winter began and it would be important for me to distribute the coats as soon as possible after collecting them. One Warm Coat sent me large publicity banners to hang in our school lobby announcing the coat drive and also answered all my questions on their website. I was able to enter our school zip code and find a number of worthwhile charities near our school that were willing to pick up the coats. Within 10 days, we collected over 300 coats for men, women, and children. We donated the coats to a center for homeless veterans and a shelter for abused women and their children. This project involved minimum work on my part and was extremely rewarding to students, parents, and faculty.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There are no changes I would make.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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We are thrilled that you chose to help your students learn the joy of giving at such a young age!! The 300 people who you helped felt warmed by the coats and by your student's kindness. Thank you! Best, Jennifer Stockard - President, One Warm Coat

Rating: 5 stars  

One Warm Coat made it so easy for my students to hold their coat drive. We started by using the website to find a local shelter to donate to. The website is so user friendly, it was a breeze to learn everything we needed to know and find our local shelter in 20 minutes tops.
Then, faster than we could make our own posters, One Warm Coat sent us a supply packet filled with high quality resource materials, from banners, to stickers, they even included receipts for our donors. The whole process was so smooth and our coat drive was a big success, and I don't think it would have been without One Warm Coat.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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We love when children participate!! Thank you for taking the lead and helping your students hold a drive. We are glad that using the website was a breeze and that you were happy with the materials. We hope you will hold another drive this year :) Best, Jennifer Stockard - President, One Warm Coat

Rating: 5 stars  

What a GREAT and WORTHY organization!!! We sponsored a Coat Drive Christmas, 2013. I own a Beauty Salon in Minden, Nevada. There are 6 stylists and 1 manicurist. In 30 days, we collected 125 coats; just by word of mouth; from people that were so grateful that the coats were to be given away...not sold.

We were so proud to be a part of One Warm Coat drive!!!

Thank You.
Nyona Lang

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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A big thank you from us and from the 125 people that had a warm winter because your salon joined OWC! We are proud to have you on our team. Best,Jennifer Stockard-President, One Warm Coat

Rating: 5 stars  

We had a coat drive for our chamber of commerce during one of our events. This was an amazing event as we looked professional with the supplies that were provided. It was easy to find a non profit in our area to donate to and everyone was very happy with the results.
Thanks again

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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We are pleased that your event was a success! Thank you sharing your experience :) Best, Jennifer Stockard-President, One Warm Coat

Rating: 4 stars  

I organized a coat drive through One Warm Coat for our entire school district (3 elementary schools, a middle school and high school).

The support materials given to us from One Warm Coat helped to make this the best drive we have ever had.

The 2 food pantry/shelters that took all of the donated coats were amazed at all of the coats that were donated.

I will definitely use One Warm Coat again next school year!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Thanks for getting the WHOLE district involved - that is fantastic. We love when youth learn how easy it is to volunteer and to give! We'll be happy to help you again this year. Best, Jennifer Stockard - President, One Warm Coat

Rating: 4 stars  

I organized a coat drive in my neighborhood through "One Warm Coat". The welcome package included everything we needed - signs, tax receipts, stickers for the boxes. We had a donation spot at a local yoga studio and made it easy for anyone to drop off coats. A certificate afterwards was a nice touch.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Update the list of where to donate the coats after collection. A few that I called/emailed I never heard back from so I had to figure that part out myself.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 

We are glad that the tools we supplied were helpful for you. Thanks for sharing your story and thanks so much for making your neighborhood a little warmer! Best, Jennifer Stockard - President, One Warm Coat