Do you own a restaurant in Zynga’s ChefVille game? Our creative friends at Zynga just shared a cool new opportunity for ChefVille players to help us provide warm coats for more people this winter. Just venture into the virtual snowy landscape. Then, locate and purchase early access to the Ice Fishing Lodge. Our generous friends at Zynga will contribute their full share of the purchase price of your early access package to One Warm Coat! We think it’s a perfect recipe for online fun and real world warmth!
We are often asked, “Is there still time to hold a coat drive?” Our answer? YES!! And now is the best time to do it! Experts tell us that a drop of only two degrees in body temperature has a significant impact on our ability to function in a normal way. Being outside in conditions that have made the news this week can even be life-threatening. We invite you to access our Organizer links, register your coat drive and share vital warmth with someone in need. Or access our Donor links to donate that extra warm coat or make a contribution. Our Tools & Resources make it easy. Is there still time to warm things up this winter? Yes! And that time is now.
Wow! Our friends at Club Penguin are having an awesome time playing games and working to change the world! Club Penguin is a fun, safe online entertainment experience enjoyed by children around the world. We thank them for showing children how easy it is to make a difference in the lives of others this winter. It’s a warmer world today, thanks to Club Penguin!
During a coat drive, you could see the donation box as either “half-empty” or “half-full.” At The Container Store, it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that the box is still there and waiting for your gently used coat! Planning your “after” shopping? Receive a new warm coat as a gift? Now’s the perfect time to grab your extra coat and take it to the store near you. The Container Store, warming your community three years in a row–and still accepting coats through December 31st!
Attention kids and other Club Penguin fans! Want to have fun and change the world at the same time? You can, starting today! When you play games on Club Penguin today (Thursday, Dec. 19th, 2013) through January 1, 2014, you can donate your virtual coins to Coins for Change and help One Warm Coat receive 1,000 warm coats for kids and support youth-led coat drives! Club Penguin is a fun, safe online entertainment experience enjoyed by children around the world. Click here to be part of the fun and help children get the coats they need to be warm this winter. (And visit our Organizer links to learn more about how kids can hold coat drives in their communities and warm the lives of others all winter long.)
One Warm Coat’s National Founder and Board Chair, Sherri Lewis Wood, and our President and CEO, Jennifer Stockard, are in New York today to accept a generous donation from Hydroxycut SX-7 and GNC! They’re also excited to meet Sean Lowe (from ABCTV’s “The Bachelor”) and his fiance` Catherine Guidici, who will help launch the “Shed the Weight & Share the Warmth” drive by donating their own warm coats to the cause! The event coincides with the introduction of Hydroxycut’s SX-7 weight loss product, available exclusively at GNC stores. We often receive requests for large and extra large men’s and women’s coats. With “Shed the Weight & Share the Warmth,” you can work toward your weight loss goals and help meet this need at the same time! (Pssst! Visit us again and “Like” us on Facebook for more ways to “Shed the Weight and Share the Warmth” in January!)
Our new friends at the Case Foundation know it’s that giving time of year–and this year, they’ve created opportunities for you and your friends and family to celebrate the act of giving all December long! Through their 5 Giving Tuesdays program, the Case Foundation invites you to pledge to volunteer, donate a coat or make a new year’s resolution to do good in your community. (Those who give are also eligible to receive. All who make a commitment are entered into a drawing for weekly prizes!)
Throughout the month, the Foundation is also shining the spotlight on nonprofits whose work fosters volunteerism and makes a difference in local communities. One Warm Coat is honored to be among those selected! Now through December 31st, when you access 5 Giving Tuesdays or the One Warm Coat 5 Giving Tuesdays page, you can join us to warm communities…one coat at a time.
This week, many of us will gather with friends and family to share the bounty of life’s goodness. And then, many will don a warm coat and head out in search of gifts to charm and delight! If holiday shopping is on your agenda later this week, we invite you to pause at the closet door, find that warm coat you no longer use and take it with you to The Container Store in your area. The team at The Container Store will happily give it away in your community, freely and without discrimination. The gift of a gently used coat will charm, delight and warm the life of a neighbor in need!
It was just this time last year when the Diane’s Devotion program of the Discovery Point Child Development Centers joined together to collect and distribute warm coats to the children who had lost so much during Hurricane Sandy. We’re proud to say that a new and lasting friendship was formed.
During Diane Clark’s years as a classroom teacher and co-founder of Discovery Point (with her husband, Cliff), her greatest excitement came from finding ways to give children the tools they need to succeed. This year, as Discovery Point holds its second annual coat drive in multiple locations, they invite you to join them in honoring Diane’s work–by dropping off a warm coat for a child or family member in need at one of the participating Discovery Point Child Development Centers throughout GA, FL and TN. (Diane would be very proud, and so would we!)