Coat Drive Program

One Warm Coat is the only national nonprofit organization focused on coat drives. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they are collected, to children and adults in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation.

Each year, between 3,000-4,000 individuals host coat drives in their community. Since 1992, we’ve supported more than 35,000 coat drives and worked with our volunteers to distribute more than 6 million coats.

Rack of Coats

Nonprofit Partnerships

One Warm Coat’s network of nonprofit partner agencies and schools are integral to the Coat Drive Program. More than 1,000 nonprofit agencies and schools partner with us every year to accept and distribute the coats our Ambassadors collect. Coats are distributed for free and without discrimination to children and adults in need.

Zero Waste Initiative

Coats, jeans, and dresses take the most carbon to produce and nearly 60% of all clothing ends up in landfills.

Through the Zero Waste Initiative, One Warm Coat works with retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers to facilitate the distribution of sample, overrun, overstock and irregular coats and other outerwear to those in need across the United States and Canada.

Crisis Coat Fund

The Crisis Coat Fund enables One Warm Coat to respond quickly to emergency requests for coats by purchasing coats in bulk amounts, at a significantly discounted rate, and shipping the coats directly to where they are most needed.