Thank you for your interest in One Warm Coat!

Many of your questions can be quickly answered by visiting the Organize a Coat Drive menu and the Organizer Guide. Some of the most common questions/requests are answered below. If your question/request is not answered in the FAQ section, please fill out the contact form below and One Warm Coat staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

One Warm Coat’s coat drive program is designed to be a do-it-yourself program for volunteers of any age to make a difference in their community. As part of the free program, One Warm Coat provides:

  • Easy registration
  • A customizable coat drive webpage for promoting your drive and tracking coat and dollar donations
  • An optional listing on the public Coat Drive Map to enable your community to donate coats to your drive
  • Free promotional resources and ideas
  • Email and phone support from One Warm Coat staff 
  • Access to a network of partner nonprofit agencies that have already been vetted by One Warm Coat. Each partner agency is a registered 501(c)3 in good standing and has made a written commitment to distribute the coats for free and without discrimination

Coats collected through the Coat Drive Program are delivered to our nonprofit partner organizations who distribute the coats to the children and adults they serve. One Warm Coat has many different types of nonprofit partners, but they must be either a 501(c)3 in good standing with the IRS or a school.  Our nonprofit partners also sign an agreement to give the coats away for free (rather than selling them) and without discrimination or obligation.

Please visit the Organize a Coat Drive page for the 3-steps guide to holding a coat drive. Also be sure to check out the Organizer Guide for detailed instructions.

There is not a registration fee to register single coat drives. Visit the Organize a Coat Drive page to get started!

If you have more than 5 locations or want to explore customized marketing solutions, please click here to get started.

Every coat drive can be easily adapted to be partially or fully virtual/remote.  

A virtual/remote coat drive allows others to contribute to your coat drive by making monetary donations to your custom coat drive webpage when they are not able to physically donate coats, or you are not able to physically collect coats (every $1 donated warms 1 person!).  This is a great option for offices that have employees spread across many areas and want to engage everyone.

To create a virtual/remote coat drive, follow the same steps for a traditional coat drive, and decide if you will create a coat goal or if you will only have a dollar goal.

You can register up to 5 locations with a single registation. If you have more than 5 locations or want to explore customized marketing solutions, please click here to get started.

Coat drives are the perfect activity to engage employees in small local offices or in large companies with many locations. Employees can collect coats, financial donations, or both! Click here to learn more about achieving your ESG & CSR goals!

Organizer Resources are provided for registered Coat Drive Organizers. If you are a registered Organizer, a link to free resources can be found in the confirmation email you received when you registered your coat drive. 

If you do not believe you received this confirmation, please contact us and we will send it to you again. 

If you are not a registered Organizer, please register your coat drive now!

One Warm Coat drives accept most types of outerwear: coats, sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, scarves, hats and gloves.

Thank you for your coat donation! You can download a tax receipt, here. Please fill out the receipt with the number of coats donated and provide the receipt and value of coats donated (when applicable) to your tax professional.

No, One Warm Coat is not a grant-making organization. Any funds raised for One Warm Coat as through One Warm Coat’s website or a third party fundraising platform, stay with One Warm Coat and support the Coat Drive Program.

At One Warm Coat, we care about each and every person who needs a coat. We work with more than 4,000 volunteers each year and more than 1,000 partner agencies across the country to collect and distribute coats to individuals and families in need. Please click here for more information.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

One Warm Coat
2443 Fillmore St.
P.O. Box 380-5363
San Francisco, CA 94115-1814

*One Warm Coat is a cloud-based organization, please do not send coats to this P.O. Box.

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