One Warm Coat provides free coats to children and adults in need, and works to create awareness of the vital need for warm coats, while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability.

One Warm Coat supports volunteer efforts to hold coat drives by providing tools and resources.  One Warm Coat works with manufacturers and retailers to accept and process in-kind coat donations. One Warm Coat relies on individual and corporate financial donations to support the coat drive program, in-kind donation program, and awareness campaign, and to purchase new coats for agencies in crisisEvery $1 donated warms 1 person.  One Warm Coat partners with non-profit agencies and schools in local communities across all 50 states to distribute coats for free and without discrimination to children and adults in need.

Warmth By the Numbers


Coat Drives in 2020/2021 Season


Coat Drives Since 1992


Free Coats Given in 2019/2020 Season


Free Coats Given Since 1992


Pounds of Clothing Kept Out of Landfills Since 1992

How We Work

What we do annually

  • Create an opportunity for more than 500,000 individuals to receive a warm coat
  • Touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals
  • Support more than 4,000 coat drive organizers by providing free instructions, materials, tools and resources
  • Host and maintain a searchable database of coat drive events across North America
  • Assist over 1,000 community agencies in receiving the coats they need
  • Work with over 1,000 companies and brands to engage employees and customers to give the gift of warmth
  • Develop customized campaign strategies that support our partners’ goals and initiatives
  • Help our partners make a tangible difference in the lives of others

What we have accomplished

  • Focused exclusively on one need for 28 years
  • Hosted more than 40,000 coat drives to date
  • Helped facilitate coat drives in all 50 states & 10 countries
  • Collected nearly 6.9 million coats to date 
  • Efficiently used funds – 95% of every $1 supports programs
How We Work
One Warm Coat creates awareness of the vital need for warm coats. This awareness brings volunteers, coat donations and monetary donations to One Warm Coat. One Warm Coat then passes the coat donations to nonprofit partners across the United States, who serve children and adults in need.