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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

70 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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

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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!