Nancy L. was reporting on her Agency's annual activities. Last winter, many new people asked for warm coats, but the Agency hadn't had enough to meet the need. Checking their One Warm Coat listing, Nancy noticed that her contact information, needs, operating hours all needed updating!
This is exactly why we are conducting our " Stay in Touch" email update campaign to all our agency partners in May. Agencies in our database will receive a personalized email from OWC with a direct link to update and edit their contact information.
Now, as she shifts to summer activities, she can "close the books" on winter & One Warm Coat. We, too, are turning our focus to warm weather projects. , be sure to open Doug Selee's emails and update YOUR Agency's information! And please meet us HERE again in August for another year of warming communities... one coat at a time!
Friday, April 29, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
One Warm Coat, Share Your Success & request them now?) During April & all year 'round, we are deeply thankful for our incredible dedicated network of volunteers. You make all our work possible.
Friday, April 22, 2011
One Warm Coat ask "What's in YOUR closet?"
Thursday, April 21, 2011
One Warm Coat. GreatNonProfits is a site where experienced volunteers help other people learn about trustworthy nonprofits that are making a difference. During April, they're encouraging people to post reviews and ratings regarding Children & Family nonprofit activities. Did your family, school, scout troop or youth group donate coats or hold a coat drive? Then, YOU are a perfect reviewer! Just click HERE to start & then click Write a Review. (Thank you for helping us tell others how easy it is to make a difference. Can't wait to read your posts!)
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
One Warm Coat special summertime project! New COO (Chief Operating Officer) Doug Selee & his team are putting the final touches on their "Stay in Touch" plan to reach out to ALL our Agency friends this summer. Through fun, informative group activities like special calls and webinars, they hope to "meet" you and learn how we can serve you better! Watch your inbox for messages from Doug - and then Stay in Touch with us!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
You're invited to help us spread the word about One Warm Coat through GreatNonProfits. Think of them as a "rating service" for the non-profit world -- like Zagats or your favorite movie critic. Here's a chance for YOU to tell folks why you like One Warm Coat! Just click HERE to read our most recent reviews and write one of your own! Thanks, GreatNonProfits, for this unique opportunity to share our story across the digital world!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Girl Scout Troop 1224 took their Bronze Award project to SIX individual area schools this year. They worked with school administrators in each location to build the local network necessary to support their coat drive on a grand scale. Together, Patton Elementary, St. Paul's Lutheran, Garden Park Elementary, Barker Elementary, Enders Elementary and Ralston Intermediate schools "rocked" the coat drive process so well that they reached their collection goal and more! Thanks, Cathy, for sharing this story of the kids' success. Garden Grove's motto is "The City of Youth and Ambition!" Now we know WHY!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Doug Selee has joined One Warm Coat as our new COO (Chief Operating Officer)! Doug, a former VP of Operations for the American Cancer Society, brings a fantastic breadth of knowledge and deep experience to this newly-created role. He has already begun working with me and the Board, to learn how the “home team” supports our volunteers and sponsors and to share his considerable expertise. WE’VE learned that Doug has an easy smile, boundless energy and a deep commitment to our shared cause. Follow our blog and check out our newsletter to “meet” Doug and learn more about ways we can work together toward our goal of 1 million coats next season!