My 2 oldest boys held a coat drive to help warm those in need in our community. December brought brutal cold here in NH, frost bite in less than 15 mins to exposed skin. It was apparent that now more then ever coats and donations were needed to help people in our area. I am forever grateful for @onewarmcoat for giving my sons the resources to help others and for raising awareness that anyone can help others no matter their age. Chase 10 and Tripp 7 collected a total of 202 coats and $75 to help those in our community that could not otherwise afford warmth this season. They donated the coats collected to the Southern New Hampshire Missionary who helps feed, clothe, and provide shelter to the homeless in our area. The certificate the boys received today from One warm Coat will always be a cherished reminder of the good the boys did this year... This will surely be a new family tradition for us. After all isn’t that what being human is about, lifting and helping each other up? Thank you to everyone who helped and made this possible. We as a family appreciate you and we appreciate One Warm Coat for their help in making our coat drive possible! On be half of all of us... Keep warm my friends!
My preschool class of 4-5 year olds completed a coat drive with One Warm Coat this past winter and it was a powerful experience. The students estimated that we would be able to collect 20 coats (the teachers and parents thought we could get a much higher number and were excited to blow the kids' minds.) As a class, we discussed need vs. want and volunteerism and worked on social/emotional skills like empathy. The students sorted and counted all the jackets, thereby strengthening their math skills. They wrote "pocket notes" and drew pictures so that they also worked on fine motor skills and literacy. As a class, we also knitted three scarves that the students were quite proud to donate. The kids were amazed and proud that we collected 192 coats. We concluded our project by taking a field trip to deliver the coats to the non-profit partner so that the students could be a part of the process from start to finish. It was a wonderful experience and planted the seed in their young minds to continue volunteering and making a difference for good.
As the Pastor of Alpha and Omega Mission Bible Church and Destined and Designed by Faith Outreach Ministries have utilized the services of One Warm Coat as a distributor to the homeless and underprivileged for over 7 years. We have been extremely satisfied with the the care and the response of the client as well as the retailers. Destined and designed by Faith Outreach Ministries will continue to use these Services as we help two feed and clothe the homeless, impoverished and underprivileged here in the city of Richmond Virginia. Thank you One Warm Coat!!!
I am the Lead Volunteer of Hands of God Clothing Ministry in Pomona CA, we clothe and feed underprivileged and homeless Men, Women, Children and their pets. We serve from 300-500 persons on a weekly basis. We have the paperwork to prove it, HUGE SMILES...
We run strictly on donations and these past seasons we had not been receiving much in the way of warm clothing and NO coats at all.
I mentioned this to my sister in law Shauna Facciponti. She said she had an idea as she was doing a coat drive in her community in the High Desert as she had heard of an organization called One Warm Coat. She did not know if she could also nominate our organization but she would try.
I forgot all about our conversation and then one day I got a call from our Pastor Zamar Alkiezar asking me if I was expecting a large delivery from someplace called "One Warm Coat"? It took me a moment to remember back to that conversation and then it hit me and I was overcome with JOY and TEARS and told him YES please accept this.
Well when i came into the storeroom and saw the delivery i was truly overwhelmed with the amount of WARM COATS, SWEATERS, & CLOTHES that had been delivered. I started picturing our different clients in each coat. This is what i often do when i get clothes i match the clothes to the clients. Well then i started picturing all of our children that come in on a regular basis to ALL of the children's jackets and coat and i was truly overwhelmed with joy just picturing their faces. I could not wait until the next Friday giveaway to see all the joy this would bring out clients. Well there were so many coats, etc that this extended to additional giveaways.
Now that they have been gone for some time our clients have been asking all winter again "Hey are you ever going to get coat and jackets again"
My response to them is to PRAY REAL HARD AND GOD WILL HEAR US AGAIN and so will "ONE WARM COAT ORGANIZATION"
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts here at "Hands of God" Clothing Ministry a part of New Life Church-Pomona, CA and all of our client-guests that you have so generously blessed with your warm coats.
We at Saving Grace Outreach get donations from One Warm Coat and serve all our area schoolchildren in Cattaraugus, NY that are in need of a coat, hats, gloves, and boots. Thank you for allowing people to know that agencies like ours take in donations and bless those in need! Keep up the good work.
We, at Jerome D. Mack Middle School were honored to see that we were chosen to receive your generous donation of 100 warm jackets. Our special delivery was received on Friday 2/7/2020. Thank you for your great generosity. Your gift has already started to impact our students. Your support helps our students staying warm and wanting to come to school...
Your support is invaluable to us. Thank you again.
The Marcus E & Sharon B Gunter Foundation, Inc starts in October by surveying our clients about their winter needs and goes through November. This year we delivered 195 coats, socks, gloves, and some blankets to our client families. We also delivered coats to the Bald Ridge Boys Lodge and Jessie's House (home for girls), Cumming Elementary and Otwell Middle. Our first sort and pack was Dec. 1, and we did not have enough coats for boys size 4/5-13/14. We discussed shopping at GoodWill the following Tuesday (Sr. Discount) to look for additional items. But the following Monday, we had a call from a partner, who was a drop off location, another partner had dropped 3 industrial size boxes full of coats.
Our organization, Elev8 Foundations Addiction and Wellness Center, service the male homeless addicted population in Harlem and the surrounding areas. We serve over 200 patients a month and many of them need appropriate clothing and coats for the winter. One Warm Coat provided us with 150 good quality coats. These coats were all distributed over a two month period to the most needed patients. We have attached a few pictures and many of our patients signed a thank you letter showing their appreciation. Thank you very much. Lee Weiss, CEO
After seeing a need for winter jackets at my school, especially among the female population, I decided to partner with One Warm Coat to meet this need. I was so excited when the jackets arrived! But not as excited as these grateful girls! Thank you so much, One Warm Coat and KUHL Outerwear!
On or about December 2019, our Foundation had the opportunity to partner up with One Warm Coat. Ms. Jen is such an exceptional person working with this Organization, our clients needed winter gear and within moments we The Buchanan Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri got an e-mail back saying we have coats for you to pick up!!! Our Foundation was so excited. Then just a few weeks later we got a big shipment of scarfs provided by Ms. Jen at "One Warm Coat"!!! Can you imagine the excitement our clients showed while receiving these much needed items!!!
Please continue to provide to the many families in need, Your contribution to the Buchanan Foundation was simply overwhelming in such a short amount of time.
THANK YOU MS. JEN AT ONE WARM COAT!!!
ROSEMARY RAY, CEO
BUCHANAN FOUNDATION, INC.
8824 N. BROADWAY
ST. LOUIS, MO 63147
***** WE HAVE 400 BAGS WE NEED TO FILL WITH EASTER CANDY, CAN ANYONE HELP *****
I work at a large elementary school in Queens, NY. We were in desperate need of coats for our kids. I reached out to Program Director Jen Haynes to see if she had any leads, and she immediately connected us to a private company looking to donate brand new coats. The coats arrived within 2 weeks and were very high quality. Our kids LOVED them, and we are so grateful!!! Thank you again!
One Warm Coat has been a blessing to Boys & Girls Clubs of Contra Costa. It has been a challenge finding coats in the winter for all the youth we serve (and who are in desperate need), and then we learned of One Warm Coat. From the CEO to the DOD to the entire staff, they have all been extremely helpful in helping our organization. We didn't know what to expect this first year since we just started the relationship, but we also knew that something would be better than nothing. Well. Fast forward 2 months, and we are now in possession of 500+ coats to distribute this winter season. Again. One Warm Coat. A true Blessing!
Thanks to One Warm Coat, during the winter of 2018/19 the Montgomery County (PA) Dept. of Health and Human Services was able to distribute over 700 coats to county residents in need! We received so many offers to be the beneficiary of coat drives that I had to turn donors away. One Warm Coat made that possible!
From the elderly program participant who was wearing a sweater in cold weather, to the homeless man who heard about the free coats and came in, to the multitude of women who came in to get coats for their children, and were overjoyed to find something for themselves - THANK YOU! The level of need is great - but the generosity and goodness in the world is even greater!!!
Our Daily Bread has partnered with One Warm Coat and it has been such a great experience. We were able to help so many of our clients stay warm this winter with so many donated coats. Thank you!!!
City Rescue Mission has teamed up with One Warm Coat for many years and it has been a wonderful partnership. We serve hundreds of the needy homeless through out Oklahoma City . From our clients who are here at the mission for a short period of time in their life to the many street homeless in Oklahoma City we hand out coats as needed to help all of them though the cold Oklahoma weather be it rain, snow, ice or just plain cold weather we are there for them 7 days a week.
Thank you One Warm Coat you are a God sent program.
This is such a great organization! The temperatures here in the northeast can be brutal, but my school collected over 60 coats for those who need them. I think this was a wonderful learning experience for the students.
We have signed up with One Warm Coat for a few years now but this was the first year we received coats from Coat Drives from One Warm Coat volunteers to help support our mission.
The Coats, Socks and Gloves Campaign we run each year delivers our items to families we serve year-round with our Food 4 the Hungry monthly supplemental grocery program. Before we met, we received a huge donation from the Hamilton Mill in Dacula coat drive. We met Dec.2, 2018 to sort the items by size and gender and of the 164 coats we needed we were short 3 coats. Two days later, another supporter from Northside Forsyth Hospital delivered another donation and as she left I commented that I was sure those 3 coats would be in those bags. They were!
We delivered those 164 coats with gloves, scarves, caps Dec. 15 when we delivered our December Food 4 the Hungry. But that wasn't the end of the story.
The following week we received two more donations. Feeling an urgency to place these items into hands that needed this help, we contacted two local elementary schools and one middle school and with the coordination of the social workers and counselors, we placed items for all these children. Still receiving more coats, we delivered coats and items to two local shelters, families we reached out to for emergency food deliveries.
All total, with all this support and assistance and support from some local coat drives, we delivered and placed just less than 400 coats in our county- Forsyth County, GA., to families and individuals who have really needed them this winter.
To add to the blessing, we have a variety of coats to store as a start for the 2019/2020 winter distribution.
It truly is more blessed to give than receive! Thank you to all the partners, schools and individuals.
The Marcus E & Sharon B Gunter Foundation.
ps. The large garbage bags are the winter items at the "site's table" for delivery not trash. Lady holding the certificate is the first donor we drove to meet half-way to pickup.
We work with One Warm Coat every year--we are with St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle King County. They do phenomenal work and we benefit greatly from how they help us secure coat donations to give to needy people during the winter. Thank you One Warm Coat.
One Warm Coat has been a huge supporter of the Union Gospel Mission, Sacramento CA! They have done a wonderful job to connect us with Burlington Stores. We serve the homeless and the poor and feed approximately 9,200 meals per month. We are constantly giving out many resources to help them, and coats are given away every day, especially during the fall and winter! Thank God for this wonderful organization!
One Warm Coat has been supporting the Union Gospel Mission for many years, now. Each winter, we get an abundant of coats from Burlington Coat Factory that One Warm Coat arranged for us. We are able to bless many homeless people and less-fortunate families. We are truly grateful for their organization!
I am the Director of SmileFaith Foundation Community Center in Jenkins, KY. SmileFaith does free charitable dental care, health and wellness programs, and is currently opening up a wellness/recreational center in our community. One of our programs called Unity Mission Outreach just received a generous donation of 400 very nice, brand new coats from One Warm Coat.Unity Mission Outreach partners with local, regional churches, and nonprofits to help provide everyday necessities for struggling families. We live in an impoverished Appalachian coal town where the collapse of the coal industry has created hardship for many families. I cant thank One Warm Coat as well as the retailers who donate to this organization enough! I am also very grateful for the ministries who are working alongside of us to help distribute the coats to those in need. All of the staff at One Warm Coat are so friendly, kind, and caring.
Love this organization partnered with them in 2018 our organization peace love & unity outreach received over 100 coats for children and families through one warm coat awesome and well needed resource thank you one warm coat you guys rock
I have held a coat drive for the past three years with the guidance and help of OWC. I used to work in a school where kids would come to school in the middle of winter without coats. That’s when I went searching for an organization and found OWC. I have been able to facilitate and help over 7 shelters and schools in New York City. I hands down could not have been able to do it without OWCs resources. I am looking forward to the winters to come. THANK YOU OWC, Broadway loves you!
Will forever love this organization! I have started doing it with my daughter when she was two and I plan to continue to do it with her for many years! I love the fact that anyone, at all ages, can help make a difference in their community!
One Warm Coat is one of the best non-profit organizations! Over the past four years, we have been collecting coats, jackets, and winter accessories for those in great need in our surrounding communities, and with the help of OWC, we have been able to partner with churches and ministries who provide this much-needed warmth directly to the people in the community. I have run drives through my synagogue, Temple Beth Ahm of Aberdeen, NJ, and through my employer, The Kislak Company, Inc. and have collected more than a thousand jackets and winter items for distribution. I look forward to working with OWC again when we kick off our next drives in October 2018. The people at this wonderful organization are very helpful and caring and it is a pleasure to work with them.
Thank you, Janet! We are so grateful for everything you do each winter. You are the best!
I have run three coat drives with One Warm Coat and have collected hundreds of coats which are distributed within our communities. I already have two drives set up for this fall, and am looking forward to collecting hundreds more! They are a wonderful organization doing great work by helping people who need it.
Thank you for the great review and sharing the photo! We are so appreciative of your continued support, and all of the warmth you are spreading!
Our family started the "In Memory of Amy" One Warm Coat Drive in 2011. Amy died of ALS and, in lieu of flowers, asked that everyone do something good for the community. We went online to see what we could do and One Warm Coat was at the top of the list. They made it so very easy to collect coats, advertise, find a local charity and distribute the coats to those in need. It was so easy, in fact, that we have been collecting coats every year on the anniversary of Amy's death. We collected over 2,000 this year and have met so many nice people along the way. "Amy's idea" and "One Warm Coat" were a perfect match. We are grateful to One Warm Coat for all they have done to help us along the way.
Thank you so much, Kathy! We are honored that you all celebrate Amy by sharing the gift of warmth.
As our key coat drive partner - OWC has helped us raise the level of visibility and community corporate support. We are privileged to garner the support of this great organization!
One Warm Coat is one of the best businesses to work with. I am so happy about the relationship I have forged with them. It is so good to work with people who truly care about others. I wish there were more organizations like this one
We serve families in Northern Philadelphia. And One Warm Coat has been a great opportunity for us to help cloth children and families displaced from Puerto Rico this year. When I registered I could not have imagined the pouring of support that we have received. Our children and families are very appreciative, as are we. Thank you One Warm Coat. Great Job.
Wonderful group to work with. Very professional and helpful with any questions you need to create your donation center. Wonderful group, wonderful cause!
The Ruth M. Kirk Learning and Recreational Center signed up for the One Warm Coat registry, and it wasn't long after, that we started getting calls from people and businesses that had coat drives and wanted to donate coats. One Warm Coat has been very instrumental in making all those connections, they even reached out in our desperate time of need and found a gal who donated 500.00 worth of coats, at the same time we were having our Food Drive!
The Ruth M. Kirk Learning and Recreational Center is a non profit that helps families and children with the essentials for everyday life in Baltimore, Maryland. They are a great organization that really helps people in need to stay warm!
One Warm Coat works with Weber State to provide students with opportunities to volunteer for their non-profit during the school semester. We assisted with packing some of the coat drive packets and we know that the students had fun knowing what their work was doing for their community and the whole country.
We are so grateful to the wonderful students and staff at Weber State! Thank you for your support!
Loved working with this organization - we had a great event for our Chamber of Commerce and helped warm 48 people with coats.
California Multi Cultural Media Consortium has been assisting with the Fulfill A Wish Gift Project for many years now! Thru the One Warm Coat project we have been able to provide local families in need with warm clean coats, sweaters and hooded jackets! 300 - 500 every year!! We could not do this without your help!!
This group has been the best way for our project to receive coats for many years now. We lost the only resource here in Sacramento when the Salvation Army ended their coat program. Now local groups and individuals can find us as well as other local groups. I appreciate the assistance as we do not receive any funding. Thank you for all you do for us as well as the other communities nation wide!!
Thank you for the great review, Carrie! We are so glad we can help with your program, and we are very appreciative of your support of us. Happy we can work together to spread warmth in Sacramento!
I have held a few coat drives and I love dropping off the coats to agencies and seeing the happy faces of those who could use the donations.
One Warm Coat sends out a fantastic coat drive kit so that the drive looked professional and crisp.
Can't wait til this winter season
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.
We are pleased that your event was a success! Thank you sharing your experience :) Best, Jennifer Stockard-President, One Warm Coat
The One Warm Coat program is one of the easiest programs to get started and see results. Our final count was 52 coats and jackets for One Warm Coat drive, which benefited The Alpha Project in downtown San Diego. At 79 degrees, it's hard to remember the nights are cold for those that do not have One Warm Coat. I will say that one lady was going thru the stack as I was leaving.
The program supplies you with all the flyers, email inserts, templates as well as big banner (I placed on a large cardboard box in the office). I believe everyone would like to make a difference and with One Warm Coat, everyone could make a difference!!
Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear you had a positive experience! What an awesome gift you have given to so many in the San Diego area. Thank you!!
I work for a startup in SOMA-SF and we did a month-long coat drive. We exceeded our goals and people were excited to get a weekly update of our numbers (of coats and donations). Everything was so easy to do, from set up to emailing Patti to get our donation figures...seemless! Will definitely do another drive next year.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We are so glad everything was easy for you and thrilled to hear you will be back this coming winter. Thank you so much for your support and generosity!
Several Tokio Marine companies participated in a One Warm Coat "coast to coast" drive from January to February 2017. The coat drive was a challenging task as we had to organize six collection sites throughout the country. We established conservative goals to collect 300 coats for the selected local non-profits and raise $3,000 for One Warm Coat. Through the tremendous support of the One Warm Coat team and the generosity of Tokio Marine's employees, we exceeded our goals by collecting over 1,200 coats and raising over $17,000. One Warm Coat is very worthy cause and one the "Good Company" team would encourage other organizations to support.
Thank you, Melissa! We are so grateful for the incredible support of everyone at Tokio Marine who participated in the Coast to Coast Challenge this year!
I work with a non-profit that has received many coats from donations coordinated through One Warm Coat. They are organized and respond promptly to any emails, which is so appreciated. The amount of drives that we have been connected to because of this organization has made such a difference to our clients! Thank you!
Hi Caitie, It's wonderful to hear that so many of our Ambassadors have contacted you. Thank you for being our partner and doing so much good in your community!
I set up a children's coats collection through tenino antique mall, and collected more than 50 coats that we then donated to the Olympia family center nonprofit. It was a wonderful experience and one coat sent me all the tools that I needed to get it started. We will be doing it again next year. Thanks again Melodie
Hi Melodie! Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We are so grateful for your support this past winter and look forward to working with you again this coming winter. Thank you!!
Acting as Portland YouthBuilders’ coordinator for this year’s One Warm Coat drive was quite the experience! Since it was my first time doing anything like this, especially on the impressive scale of coats we received, One Warm Coat was there every step of the way to help. Its expertise at procuring partnerships with local businesses enabled us to serve all the students here at Portland YouthBuilders! We had so many coats, most of our students were fortunate enough to go home with more than one if they needed. And with those almost two solid months of random and unforgiving weather, the kindness of the community through the leadership of One Warm Coat would have definitely been missed. We are grateful to everyone who donates and contributes to this wonderful organization in the good works it does. Portland YouthBuilders looks forward to re-upping again next winter season.
- Kaleema, Development Assistant
Hi Kaleema, It's incredible to hear the story of your students who received coats this year. Thank you so much for being our partner!
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
Thank you for sharing this story with us! It's so wonderful to hear about the impact of our Coat Drive program on your Community Closet. Thank you so much for being our partner and providing this opportunity to those in your community!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Thank you for your kind word, Angie! We're so glad your son had a great learning experience. We appreciate your support!
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.
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!
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.
Thank you for working with us and getting the students from your National Honor Society involved! We hope to work with you again!
They helped me organize several coat drives and to find worthy organizations to donate them to. One Warm Coat is an Amazing organization ♡♡
Thank you so much for the kind review! We hope to work with you again soon!
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.)
Thank you for your kind words and continued support! We can only do what we do thanks to our awesome Ambassadors, like you!
One Warm Coat has been so influential in getting our guests here at St. Anthony's Free Clothing Program the warm coats they need. Coats are always a critically needed item of our guests and thanks to the generous support of One Warm Coat we always know that we have coats coming during the holiday season.
Thank you! We are so grateful to everyone at St. Anthony's for your years of support and friendship.
Thank you so much for donating all of the wonderful, warm coats for the coat drive. This was our first annual coat drive. We were able to give coats to over 500 women, men, & children. Many of those that we served were homeless or just could not afford to buy coat for themselves and their children. Thanks to the One Warm Coat Organization we were able to put a smile on the faces of a lot of people in need, and help keep them warm from the rough winter.
Thank you, Saffiyah! it was so great to work with you and the great people you serve.
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.
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
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.
You are very welcome! We look forward to working with you again this year. Best, Jennifer Stockard-President, One Warm Coat
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!!!
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
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!
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
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.
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
I organized a coat drive at my daughter's school through "One Warm Coat." It was easy and straightforward and gave me all the information and resources I needed. I liked that I didn't have to speak to anyone, go to any meetings or trainings, etc. I did everything via email in the middle of the night, then posted the information at my daughter's school. When the end of the coat drive came, I brought the coats to our chosen recipient (also arranged via email), and we had a lovely meeting in which she gave me and my kids a tour of the facility. Parents at our school felt good, and almost everyone had a coat to give to someone in need.
I very much appreciate the organization and clarity of "One Warm Coat." We will be organizing another coat drive through them next year. Thanks!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are happy to know that everyone felt good about participating. We'll be here to help you again this winter - even in the middle of the night :) Best,Jennifer Stockard -President, One Warm Coat
The company I work for decided to participate in a coat drive fairly late in the season. One Warm Coat made it easy and simple to take part and select an organization in our own community. I was confident our donations would be greatly appreciated and helpful to those most in need, knowing we were helping our fellow Arkansans.
Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that your fellow Arkansans had a warmer winter because of your efforts! Best, Jennifer Stockard - President One Warm coat
"One Warm Coat" was easy to work with and helpful to the Capital City Rescue Mission in Albany, NY. They helped us provide hundreds of coats for those less fortunate in our community? We let them know we desired to work with local companies and they connected us with Burlington Coat Factory. We were able to pick up "gently used"coats weekly and help others with their basic need of a warm coat! Thank you "One Warm Coat"!