Have you registered your coat drive?

Enya has held coat drives for the last three years! She utilizes her coat her drive and Facebook Fundraiser to raise money. She has collection bins at several business in her town.

Fundraising 101

Monetary donations are vital to One Warm Coat!

Because of One Warm Coat’s low-overhead, with every $1 donated, we are able to collect and distribute 1 gently worn coat through the Coat Drive program.

Monetary donations enable One Warm Coat to:

  • Raise awareness of the vital need for warm coats
  • Support the Coat Drive Program, by:
    • Providing instructions, support and tools and resources to more than 4,000 volunteer Coat Drive Ambassadors
    • Maintaining a database of more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations across the country who are in need of coats.
  • Support Nonprofit Partners, by:
    • Matching volunteer Coat Drive Ambassadors with nonprofit agencies and schools in their area who are in need of coats
    • Assisting more than 1,000 nonprofit agencies and schools in receiving the coats they need each year

How To Fundraise During Your Coat Drive

Share Your Personal Coat Drive Page

All registered Coat Drive Ambassadors will receive a link to a personal coat drive page for promoting their coat drive and collecting coat and dollar donations.

Ambassadors can share their personal page through email and social media to encourage family, friends, neighbors and colleagues to donate coats and dollars.

Every monetary donation made to an Ambassador’s personal coat drive page will automatically be credited to their coat drive and can be seen on the page in real time.

Ambassadors are able to quickly and easily check their page to see their donation totals.

Add a Donation Sticker to Your Instagram Story

Let your social community know you are holding a coat drive and collecting coats and dollars for One Warm Coat.

To add a donation sticker to your story:

1. Add a new story (about your coat drive or the need for coats).

2. Click on the sticker button and choose the Donation sticker.

3. You will be prompted to choose the nonprofit you’d like to fundraiser for. Type One Warm Coat in the search box.

4. All donations will come directly to One Warm Coat!

Hold a Virtual Coat Drive

Holding a virtual coat drive is an easy way to spread warmth if you aren’t able to physically hold a coat drive.

First, register your coat drive to receive your personal coat drive page and access to promotional tools. 

Then set up your personal coat drive page with ways people can contribute to your virtual coat drive and use the tools specific to email and social media. 

You will follow the same coat drive process, except you will not physically collect or drop off coats.  Every $1 you collect will warm 1 person!

*Note: If you would like to hold a Virtual Coat Drive as a Business, Employer or large group – please contact Patti Zappa for more information.