Weeks of Warmth

What are the Weeks of Warmth?

The Weeks of Warmth is a new program we’re launching this summer to officially kick-off the 2016/17 Coat Drive season! Our goal is to raise $12,000 during the two-week period with the help of our friends across the country. If we can raise $12,000, we will be ready to warm 24,000 children, women and men before the first coat drives of the season begin.

Who is in need of warmth?

The need for warm coats is greater than ever before! Nearly 48 million Americans are living in poverty and are unable to purchase coats for themselves and their children. A warm coat is a basic need that everyone deserves.  With your help, we can make this winter our most successful yet, and warm even more people than last year.

Can’t hold a virtual coat drive? You can still get involved:

Text* “Warmth” to 80100 to donate $10 from your cell phone!
*Message & data rates may apply.
Make a donation right now, by clicking here.

How To Hold A Virtual Coat Drive

Step 2: Click the ‘Fundraise for this Charity’ button

Step 3: Click the ‘Start A New Fundraiser’ button

Step 4: Give your fundraiser a title, fundraising goal and description.

You can view a sample fundraiser here.

Step 5: Choose a photo of yourself, or visit our photo gallery.

Step 6: Create an account (using Facebook or your email address) if you don’t already have one.

Step 7: Your virtual coat drive is now live!

Step 8: Share your virtual coat drive on social media

Step 9: Email your virtual drive to your friends and family

Now you’re ready to go!


Now that your virtual coat drive is live on Crowdrise you can use the tool bar at the top of the page to help you spread the word!

We have provided:

  • A sample email so you can easily email the fundraiser to your family and friends
  • Sample social media posts so you can get your entire social network involved in the Weeks of Warmth
  • A Weeks of Warmth image for your Facebook cover photo (can also be used on Twitter)
  • A Weeks of Warmth image for your Facebook profile picture (can also be used on Instagram)
  • A link to our photo gallery so you can add photos to your social media posts and emails.

We are so excited to have you on our team for the Weeks of Warmth! If you have any questions about setting up or promoting your virtual coat drive, please contact Patti at patti@onewarmcoat.org.

Together, we know we can reach our goal of raising $12,000.

Thank You For Your Support!

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