With the holidays around the corner, there’s no better time than now to teach your children the importance of giving back! There are many ways to help your community and One Warm Coat, national non-profit organization dedicated to providing a free, warm coat to any person in need, makes it extremely easy and fun! Imagine not having a coat to keep you warm as the temperatures begin to drop. Now you and your children can help!
Whether you go through your closets together and pick out coats they don’t wear anymore to donate, or host your own drive, you can truly have a fun bonding experience while also helping out the community and those in need! You can decorate the donation box with stickers provided by One Warm Coat too! They’ll love it – it will be fun!
One Warm Coat has the goal of collecting 1 million coats this season. Now you and your children can have an activity to do together while also teaching the importance of giving back.
How It Works: One Warm Coat provides the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive in 6 easy steps! The organization’s website helps organizers (individuals, schools, community groups, church groups and businesses) plan, promote and implement a coat drive. Once a drive is registered, One Warm Coat will send Ambassadors all of the materials they need to host a coat drive, including a banner, box labels, stickers and more. Once coats are collected, they will be distributed within their community to any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation through the organization’s network of non-profit partners. To donate a coat on One Warm Coat Day, visit your local Brooks Brothers, Cabela’s or J. Crew store, or any of our other active coat drives. To find a participating location near you, search the One Warm Coat drive locator.
Coat drives are easy to host and an ideal activity for:
- Parents, teachers and students looking to make a positive impact on their community through a service project
- People seeking to add a philanthropic component to an upcoming family gathering or party
- Community members finding ways to give back during the winter months
- Professionals who would like to engage their colleagues in a good cause
- People who may be moving or looking for ways to recycle
- Corporations and Brands who want to make a difference in the communities where their employees and customers work and live.
About One Warm Coat:
The organization began in 1992 with its first coat drive on a Thanksgiving weekend in San Francisco. Since its inception, One Warm Coat has grown as a national organization collecting more than 5 million coats and supporting 3,500 coat drives each year. In dedicating the last 25 years to providing a warm coat to anyone in need, free of charge, One Warm Coat’s efforts have been recognized with a number of awards, accolades and rankings including Top-Rated Nonprofit by Great Nonprofits and Gold Star Nonprofit by Guidestar. The organization has collaborated with top companies such as J.Crew, Coca-Cola, Delta and Brooks Brothers among many others to give warmth to those in need. To learn more about One Warm Coat, visit http://www.onewarmcoat.org/