One Warm Coat

Sharing warmth one coat at a time.

San Francisco, CA   |  www.onewarmcoat.org

Mission

To provide free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability.

Ruling year info

2002

President & CEO

Beth Amodio

Main address

2443 Fillmore St #380-5363

San Francisco, CA 94115 USA

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EIN

74-3045243

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Extreme cold can pose life-threatening risks to those who aren’t adequately protected. Cold weather makes the body work harder to prevent hypothermia, which puts more stress on the heart. Additionally, children and vulnerable adults are unable to regulate their body temperatures as healthy adults do and can quickly develop hypothermia without protection from the cold. One Warm Coat is a national nonprofit that provides free coats to people in need and works to create awareness of the vital need for warm coats across the country, while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability. One Warm Coat supports volunteer efforts to hold coat drives by providing tools and resources.  One Warm Coat works with manufacturers and retailers to accept and process in-kind coat donations. One Warm Coat partners with non-profit agencies and schools in local communities across all 50 states to distribute coats for free and without discrimination to children and adults in need.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Coat Drive Program

One Warm Coat is the only national nonprofit organization facilitating coat drives. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies, and organizations by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they are collected, to any person in need, without charge or discrimination. Through the Coat Drive Program, every $1 donated warms 1 person.
Since 1992, One Warm Coat has supported 43,876 coat drives and provided warmth for 7.3 million people, while keeping 18 million pounds of clothing out of landfills.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

One Warm Coat works with retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers to up-cycle outerwear sample, overrun, overstock and irregular coats and other outerwear to children and adults in need across the United States and Canada.

One Warm Coat works with each organization to coordinate shipping/delivery to its network of nonprofit agency partners, who distribute the donated items directly to the people they serve. If necessary, One Warm Coat will cover the cost of shipping in order to get coats to those who are in need of warmth. One Warm Coat can also assist with facilitating donations other than coats.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

One Warm Coat’s network of more than 1,400 nonprofit partner agencies and schools are integral to our programs. One Warm Coat’s partner agencies represent a broad spectrum of social services, and One Warm Coat assists these organizations by providing coats for their clients and enabling them to direct more valuable resources toward their primary mission. In return, participating agencies distribute coats in local communities across the country to the people they serve. Coats are distributed for free and without discrimination to children and adults in need.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

The Crisis Coat Fund enables One Warm Coat to provide coats for a specific geographic area or partner agency by purchasing coats at wholesale prices and shipping them directly to where there is an emergent need that is not being fully met through the Coat Drive Program.

Population(s) Served

One Warm Coat responds to natural disasters that put children and adults at risk due to cold weather by shipping donations of outerwear to our network of nonprofit partner agencies in the affected areas to distribute immediately to people in need.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Coat Drive Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of coat drives held in 20-21 decreased by more than 50%. The number of registrations increased for the 21-22 season, but are back to pre-pandemic level yet.

Number of clients who report general satisfaction with their services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Coat Drive Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of coat drives held in 20-21 decreased by more than 50%. The number of registrations increased for the 21-22 season, but are back to pre-pandemic level yet.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Coat Drive Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

One Warm Coat partners with nonprofit organizations and schools to distribute gently worn and new coats across the United States.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To provide free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability.

One Warm Coat's top three strategic goals are:
Goal 1:
Increase the percentage of OWC’s nonprofit partners that report through the annual survey that they received enough coats to distribute to provide warmth to all of their clients.
Goal 2:
Increase the number of coats received through the Bulk Coat Program. The Bulk Coat Program provides an important pipeline of coat donations and keeps thousands of pounds of textiles out of landfills each year.
Goal 3:
Increase the percentage of volunteer Coat Drive Ambassadors who register to hold a coat drive for a 2nd year. Volunteer retention is vital to the success of our programs.


One Warm Coat staff members have worked remotely for nearly 30 years, so while workplaces across the country were adapting to working from home last year, One Warm Coat was already proficient in virtual meetings! Of course we were incredibly worried last spring about the impact COVID-19 would have on our programs, specifically the Coat Drive Program. We had many conversations throughout the spring and summer with our nonprofit partners to ensure they would be able to accept coat donations. We allowed our nonprofit partners to opt out of the Coat Drive Program for the year if necessary. In total, less than 5% of our nonprofit partners opted out. Most partners said they would gladly accept donations. Overall, our partners reported a 30-50% increase in need over the previous year. At the same time, we saw a more than 50% decrease in coat drive registrations. This decline was expected as many of these drives are held in schools, workplaces, and retail stores, and many of those were closed or open in limited capacity last year. This reduction in coat drives resulted in a fairly significant decrease in the number of coats collected and ultimately distributed. However, more than 260,000 children and adults received free coats throughout the year. We are so inspired by our volunteer Coat Drive Ambassadors who overcame many obstacles to hold safe coat drives and observed the many social distancing tips we worked to build into our program, while also collecting coats in innovative ways, like a drive-thru coat drive. We encouraged our supporters who could not hold a physical drive to consider holding a virtual coat drive or making a financial contribution. We are hopeful that this year the coat drive registrations will rebound and we can collect and distribute more coats than ever before to meet the incredible need made worse by the economic hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view our annual report here: https://www.onewarmcoat.org/our-work/impact/.

During winter 2020/2021 One Warm coat supported:
- 1804 Coat Drive Ambassadors (volunteers)
- who collected 260,351 coats
- which were distributed to 1,000 + nonprofit partners to children and adults in need
- across all 50 states
- On average our programs keep more than 1 million pounds of textiles out of landfills each year.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve thousands of volunteer Coat Drive Ambassadors ever year, who range in age from small children to senior citizens. Additionally, we serve nearly 1,200 nonprofit organizations and schools who receive and distribute the coats our volunteer Coat Drive Ambassadors collect.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Every year we make changes to the tools provided and processes in place for our Coat Drive Program based on the feedback we receive in surveys. For our nonprofit partners, we use their feedback to communicate their needs with our volunteers, recently we've made a more concerted effort to communicate their need for coats earlier in the fall, and for coats to be clean. We've reflected these changes in our communications with our volunteers and have seen positive responses.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback strengthens our relationships with our volunteers and nonprofit partners. It helps us strengthen our programs and get coats to more people in need.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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One Warm Coat

Board of directors
as of 08/03/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeff Zon

Gartner

Term: 2021 - 2024

Patrick Sullivan

Google

Susan Sturm

Cognite

Deborah Chambers

Central Union Mission

Amrita Dutta-Gupta

GNC

Juan Lopez

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Angela Cameron, DDS, PC

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Ryan Frederiksen

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Susan Kim

Google

Cathy Novy

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Julian Young

Cox Media Group

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/3/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data