For Organizers

Thank you for your interest in holding a One Warm Coat Drive. With organizers like you, we are
“Warming Communities… One Warm Coat at a Time”
.    How does it work?    Easy!

You will determine:

  • When and where you will hold your drive
  • What agency you will work with
  • How you will promote your drive

We will provide you with:

  • Instructions and free tools and resources
  • A Coat Drive Kit mailed to you that includes a banner,  two giant labels to attach to your collection bins (bins not provided), stickers and more
  • A listing on our Coat Drive Locator

Follow the steps listed below:

For more detailed instructions and information click on the steps below or download our complete Guidebook.


Determine the dates for your drive
Choose days and times that work best for your group or community. Consider combining your drive with a community event or pick a special date.


Select your agency
You will get coats from the closets and the agency you select will get them to people in need. Use our Agency Locator, work with one you already know, or find an agency in your community.


Register your drive
Gather the information you need then register your drive. Once registered, you will have access to free online tools and resources and we will send you a FREE packet of promotional materials within two business days.

Youth Led and School Coat Drives
Nonprofit and Faith Based Coat Drives
Individuals and Community Groups Coat DrivesDrives held at business are Employee or Business drives
Employee Engagement Coat DrivesFor internal Employee Only drives
Businesses & Retail Location Coat DrivesFor drives promoted to customers, clients or the public
Mayors and Cities


Promote your drive – Tell everyone!
You can Like us on Facebook & Follow us on Twitter then post and tweet about your drive. Use our FREE posters, flyers, press releases and more in our online Tools & Resources


Collect & deliver the coats
While you are receiving, sorting & counting your coats, be sure to take lots of pictures to send in. Make sure your agency is ready to receive your coats, give them a quick call to confirm your delivery plans.


Celebrate your success
Fill out the Share Your Success form online so that the coats YOU collected will help us reach our goal. Send in your stories and your pictures so that we can spotlight your drive.