COAST TO COAST CHALLENGE

What is the Coast to Coast Challenge?Coast-To-Coast Challenge

The Coast to Coast Challenge is a fun way for companies to hold coat drives at multiple office locations to involve all of their staff and make a difference in the communities where they live and work!

How does the Coast to Coast Challenge work?

The Challenge runs like a traditional coat drive, with added support and tools to make the program seamless for several office locations to participate.

Before registering, your company will need to decide whether you want your Challenge to be measured by total company impact or through a friendly competition between offices; the two types of Challenges are described below:

Total Company Impact

One Warm Coat will provide:

  • A sample email inviting other offices to join you in your quest to spread warmth
  • Instructions for registering each office
  • A Coat Drive Kit for each participating office, with instructions for promoting and implementing their coat drive
  • A press release for announcing your company’s drive
  • Instructions for calculating your company’s total impact when the drive is complete

Friendly Competition Between Offices

One Warm Coat will provide:

  • A sample email “challenging” other offices to compete against your office to see who can spread the most warmth
  • Instructions for registering each office
  • A Coat Drive Kit for each participating office, with instructions for promoting and implementing their coat drive
  • A press release for announcing your company’s friendly competition
  • Instructions for completing a weekly leaderboard to see where each office stacks up, and for calculating your company’s total impact when the drive is complete

Once you’ve decided which type of Challenge drive your company will hold, the primary office overseeing the coat drive activities should register as “C2C Challenge – Initiating”.  That office will receive a confirmation email with more instructions for inviting other offices to join you. Each additional office in your company will register as “C2C Challenge – Accepting”.  Each location that registers will receive email instructions and a Coat Drive Kit in the mail.

Who We’ve Worked With

 

The Coast to Coast Challenge kicked off in the fall of 2015.  Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of working with awesome companies that have helped us spread warmth by engaging their offices across the country.  Participants in Coast to Coast Challenge Winter 2016 and Winter 2017 include:

What Companies Are Saying

Several Tokio Marine companies participated in a One Warm Coat “coast to coast” drive from January to February 2017. The coat drive was a challenging task as we had to organize six collection sites throughout the country. We established conservative goals to collect 300 coats for the selected local non-profits and raise $3,000 for One Warm Coat. Through the tremendous support of the One Warm Coat team and the generosity of Tokio Marine’s employees, we exceeded our goals by collecting over 1,200 coats and raising over $17,000. One Warm Coat is very worthy cause and one the “Good Company” team would encourage other organizations to support.

Melissa Smith

AVP, Service Operations, Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company

FAQS

 

How long does the Challenge last?

The Challenge can run for any duration and during any time of year that your company chooses.

What do we do with the donated coats?

Coats are to be given to a local non-profit agency for distribution in your community. Use One Warm Coat’s Non-profit Agency Locator or work with an agency of your choice to deliver the coats you collect once your drive is complete.

How do we collect dollars?

Donations can be made online at www.onewarmcoat.org/donate (remember to include your coat drvie number in the comments section) or in your office by cash or check. All funds collected in your office can be mailed to One Warm Coat via the donation envelope that is provided with your Coat Drive Kit (please don’t mail cash!). Please be sure to write your coat drive number in the memo of all checks and your donation remittance envelope so we can give credit to the appropriate company.

Keep in mind, many companies will match their employees’ charitable contribution and volunteer hours. Please check with your employer to see if they will match the donations of you and your colleagues!

Is there a cost to join the Challenge?

There is no entry fee to join the Challenge when the challenge is for employees only. If your company would like to include the public in the Challenge the drive would be considered a business drive; please contact us for more information.

And remember – making a donation will significantly increase your company’s impact!