Project for How to Hold a Coat Drive

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Help those in need stay warm this winter. Organize a gently used coat drive in your community.

The Problem

Many people lack enough warm clothing to stay protected throughout winter, and lack the money to buy that clothing.

The Solution

One Warm Coat ( helps volunteers organize coat drives to collect gently used coats. Organizers customize each coat drive to meet their own local needs.

Time Commitment

Three to four hours to plan. A half day to a few days to run the coat drive.

Special Considerations


Who can do this?

Everyone! Often grandparents will plan coat drives with their grandchildren as a wonderful intergenerational activity.

Great Reasons to do this Project

  • Help people in need stay warm throughout winter.
  • Get more involved with your local charities.
  • Use the coat drive as a reason to get together with neighbors.
  • Help people recycle clothes they aren’t using from their homes.