One Warm Coat: A Great CSR Activity!

As summer starts winding down, many companies are planning their fall and winter CSR activities. One Warm Coat is proud to work with thousands of companies each year who hold Employee Engagement or Business coat drives as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

Did you know that 93% of the world’s largest 250 companies now publish annual CSR reports[1]?

When a company engages in CSR activities, activities dedicated to making a positive social or environmental impact on society, they see the following benefits[2]

  • Improves Public Image
  • Increases Media Coverage
  • Boosts Employee Engagement
  • Attracts & Retains Investors

A coat drive is an easy and fun way to engage Employees in CSR. One Warm Coat’s Coat Drive Program is completely customizable and scalable — you can engage 5 employees to 500,000 employees. The sky is the limit!

Our Coat Drive Program allows companies to choose the dates of their drive, the duration of their drive and the nonprofit social service agency in their community that will receive the coats they collect.

Employees benefit from CSR activities, like holding a coat drive, in the following ways[3]:

  1. Positive Workplace Environment
  2. Increase in Creativity
  3. Encourages Professional & Personal Growth
  4. Promotes Individual Philanthropy

Several Tokio Marine companies held Employee Engagement coat drives as part of our Coast to Coast Challenge. Melissa Smith, AVP, Service Operations, said of their drive:

We organized 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.

When it comes to attracting top talent, a strong CSR program is important. Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by 202% [1]. We hope your company will consider holding a coat drive this year to round our your CSR calendar. After all, no one should go cold this winter!

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Sources:
http://oecdobserver.org/news/fullstory.php/aid/4369/Corporate_Social_Responsibility:_Emerging_good_practice_for_a_new_era.html
https://doublethedonation.com/tips/why-corporate-social-responsibility-is-important/
https://dynamicsignal.com/2018/01/08/the-best-employee-engagement-statistics-you-should-know/

 

 

The team at 8z Real Estate Fort Collins held their 5th annual OWC coat drive last year.