FAQs

Is it only coats?
Think of any outer wear that will keep someone warm — coats, sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, or scarves. Also, if you have any hats or mittens, they would be appreciated also.

Is there a collection box you can send us?
No – we do not send boxes or bins. We encourage you to recycle an old box or perhaps use a garbage can to collect your coats. Some of the pictures on this web site have examples of how to setup your collection box.

I can’t find an agency near my home on your list.
The list of Agencies on our website is not a complete list of organizations that support those in need — it is just the beginning! You might want to perform a “google search” for “homeless assistance + your town” or take a look in your telephone directory. Churches and food banks often distribute coats to those in need. We have one rule for a One Warm Coat event — the coat must be GIVEN.

Is there a cost or fee to participate in One Warm Coat?
There are no costs required to organize a non-commercial One Warm Coat drive. Free tools and resources are available for all registered organizers on  our website. We supply a large banner and box label to each Organizer who registers their coat drive. If you would like to help defray our operating expenses (postage being our largest), you can make monetary donations at Donate Funds.