One Warm Coat is a national cloud-based nonprofit organization that provides free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability.

Since 1992, One Warm Coat has facilitated 49,000 coat drives across the country, collecting 8 million coats that have been distributed through more than 1,500 nonprofit partners. Individuals and organizations can get involved by donating coats, holding coat drives, and making financial donations, where every $1 donated warms 1 person.  One Warm Coat partners with non-profit agencies and schools in communities across all 50 states to distribute coats for free to children and adults in need. One Warm Coat believes in each person’s right to shelter from the elements and is committed to sharing warmth, without discrimination, one coat at a time. 

Warmth By the Numbers


Coat Drives in 2022/2023 Season


Coat Drives Since 1992


Free Coats Distributed in 2022/2023


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 1,500 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 more than 30 years
  • Hosted nearly 49,000 coat drives to date
  • Helps facilitate coat drives in all 50 states & 10 countries
  • Collected 8 million coats to date 
  • Efficiently used funds – 97% 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.