One Warm Coat


One Warm Coat’s mission is to provide free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability.

“When low-income households spend more than half their income on housing, they have little if any money to spend on other necessities, such as food, childcare, transportation, and healthcare.” National Low Income Housing Coalition

550,264 Free Coats Distributed Last Year 19.4M Pounds of Clothing Kept Out of Landfills Since 1992
Warms 1 Person


2022 Budget
95%Program Spend
2%Management Spend
3%Fundraising Spend


Coat Drive Program

One Warm Coat’s coat drive program is designed to be a do-it-yourself program for volunteers of any age to make a difference in their community. As part of the FREE program, One Warm Coat provides:

Easy registration

A customizable coat drive webpage for promoting your drive and tracking coat donations

Free promotional resources and ideas, including how to make collection bins and pocket notes

Email and phone support from One Warm Coat staff

A listing on our public Coat Drive Map, if you so choose

Access to a network of partner nonprofit agencies that have already been vetted by One Warm Coat. Each partner agency is a registered 501(c)3 in good standing and has made a written commitment to distribute the coats for free and without discrimination. We have one rule for One Warm Coat drives — the coats must be given away for free and without discrimination.

Volunteering + Events

Hold A Coat Drive in Your Community

Looking for Coat Drive Ambassadors to hold coat drives in communities across the country! This is a great community service project for employees, youth service organizations, schools, clubs, and more!

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