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Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awareness of the vital need for warm coats. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation

Results: Since 1992, One Warm Coat has worked with our volunteers to give away more than 4 million warm coats.

Target demographics: Anyone who needs a warm coat.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Almost 600,000 people through more than 3,500 coat drives!

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: We work with Coat Drive Ambassadors across the US 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.

Community Stories

67 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We can't thank you enough for the Warm Coat program.

We have received wonderful donations that are placed in our Community Closet located in the basement of one of the elementary schools in Palatine. Families are signed up by social workers to attend the closet to select coats and clothing items for their families. This school year we have been able to serve 670 adults and children with coats and warm clothes. This would not be possible without the help of the Warm Coat Program.

The Community Closet relies on the donations from community members and partners to replenish the closet. Because of your program, you are helping us provide families in our community with basic clothing needs during the winter months.

Thank you again, your friends from PATH

Jeanetta O.

Board Member

Rating: 5

We the JAC Family Foundation, teamed up with One Warm Coat to host a coat drive and bring warmth to our local family shelter. We enjoyed working with One Warm Coat and loved how easy it was to setup our coat drive. Thanks One Warm Coat!!
The JAC FAMILY FOUNDATION!

Patti59

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am excited to attend another One Warm Coat event hosted by Brooke. I have attended them in the past and not only love the idea, but appreciate the way in which Brooke handled and presented the event. I look forward to the upcoming event and I am happy to hang on to the spare coats in our closet for such a fabulous cause.

1 Iona S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attended an event a few years back run by Brooke Cabot at Lagunitas in Petaluma Ca. It was such a fun event and Brooke did an amazing job hosting, gathering the raffle items and getting people to donate coats. Brooke is constantly working hard behind the scenes and promoting all her events. We are attending the next even by Brooke in January 2017.
An amazing cause to help others. One simple step to help our fellow humans.
An amazing organization.
Thank you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an Event Coordinator and Volunteer who has worked with multiple companies over the years, One Warm Coat has been a great non-profit organization to work with on an annual basis! Not only have our past events been successful the day of, the process of registering, coordinating and keeping in touch with their Corporate staff has been streamlined and effective. Their website walks you through how to begin the process whether you are new to fundraising or an experienced "fundraising veteran" like myself. Highly recommended organization to work with if you are looking for a great way to connect and help out in your community!

Angie85

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The one warm coat organization is easy to work with, prompt and professional. They make helping others fun and gathering coats to spread warmth easy to do. They provided a way to teach my son about the importance of giving back and helping other kids in need, he was proud to donate his coat and even asked his friends at school to do the same. I was over joyed to receive the certificate of appreciation that was presented to my group for it's participation and look forward to working with them again.

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jennifer 10/17/2016

Thank you for your kind word, Angie! We're so glad your son had a great learning experience. We appreciate your support!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member for a youth ice hockey organization - we wanted to leverage our home tournament and potentially make a difference in our community. Partnering with One Warm Coat was an easy and smart decision. OWC gave us the gave us the "know-how" and support to hold our very first coat drive, as it surpassed everyone's goal. Our nearly (500) coats were immediately distributed throughout our community. The need is great and we will continue to support our community in all ways possibly - we look forward to partnering with One Warm Coat in the future. Chuck G.

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jennifer 10/17/2016

Thank you, Chuck! Congratulations on the success of your first drive, and thank you for helping us spread warmth. We look forward to working with you again!

Advisor

Rating: 5

Our National Honor Society worked with One Warm Coat to organize a winter coat drive for those in need. The service was very helpful in sending materials for advertising the drive, and played a supportive role in linking us up with local organizations that we could donate the coats to. We had absolutely no problems working with One Warm Coat.

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jennifer 10/17/2016

Thank you for working with us and getting the students from your National Honor Society involved! We hope to work with you again!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They helped me organize several coat drives and to find worthy organizations to donate them to. One Warm Coat is an Amazing organization ♡♡

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jennifer 10/17/2016

Thank you so much for the kind review! We hope to work with you again soon!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One Warm Coat total support was excellent. Having a reputable non profit do so much good through volunteers is outstanding and more of what this world needs. To witness the appreciation of coat donations is moving. (Multiple coat drive volunteer.)

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jennifer 10/17/2016

Thank you for your kind words and continued support! We can only do what we do thanks to our awesome Ambassadors, like you!