Friday, September 30, 2011
The One Warm Coat website has a fresh, new look and all the conveniences of a "home" designed to help YOU find what you need! Our architects helped make it even easier to get started with your coat drive, register your agency, find news about our terrific sponsors or read a feature story about a caring supporter. (We even refreshed our Tools and Resources.) Why not stop in for a visit today - and bring a friend!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
In many ways, it seems that statistics drive our work: We research how many people are in need, the number of coat drives in our system, number of coats collected, how many agencies helped distribute them and so forth. Recently, we smiled BIG when we learned that over 1,100 people in 19 countries "like"us on Facebook! And while we can never come face to face with all our friends and supporters, we are warmed by the knowledge that behind every statistic there's a real and caring person working hard - with us - to make warm coats available to those in need.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Celebrate the first day of Autumn with us! Leaves are falling, temperatures will soon drop. For One Warm Coat drive organizers and community service agencies, that means it's time to get busy! Almost 150 Organizers have already registered their coat drive plans. We've recently updated the tools on our website, so now it's even easier to Share Your Plan or Register Your Agency. Whether you're thinking of holding a workplace drive, a youth-led service project, a faith-based event or a coat drive to honor a personal milestone, it's so easy to make a difference for others. We invite you to "fall" into action with us today!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Today is World Gratitude Day, a day established by the United Nations Meditation Group to encourage people everywhere to express appreciation for the great things that individuals and groups do. Each day, we are grateful for our friends and supporters, who work to make a warm coat available - free of charge - to everyone who needs one. Have we told you lately that we LOVE all you do? (We do!)
Monday, September 19, 2011
Bunker Hill Publishing is excited about their new book, "Helping Santa: My First Christmas Adventure with Grandma," and so are we! This familiar yet timeless tale perfectly depicts the spirit of caring that inspires generation after generation to help others. Check out their blog to learn more. (We especially appreciate the part that tells about their sharing a portion of the book's sales with One Warm Coat!) Thank you, Bunker Hill Publishing, for helping us get out the message that no one should go without a warm coat this winter.
Friday, September 16, 2011
One Warm Coat enters the world of knit and crochet crafting this Fall, thanks to Red Heart Yarn! This generous sponsor has created the colorful Heartfelt Super Saver yarn just for us. Crafters everywhere are invited to knit or crochet a Heartfelt scarf and donate it to a local One Warm Coat drive. (Details on Red Heart's website.) A warm coat and a cozy scarf, One Warm Coat and Red Heart Yarn...We see a pattern here, a pattern of giving that will now warm communities...one coat - and one scarf - at a time! Sherri's starting HER scarf this week! Why not join her?
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Tom's of Maine 50 States for Good competition ended yesterday. Whether we share the top monetary prize or not, we will definitely finish in a "state" of good fellowship and growing support! To all of you who joined us on this contest journey, we send a heartfelt thank you. As we turn our focus to Fall and Winter coat drive activities, we will remember your friendship and look forward to working together to warm communities...one coat at a time.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
There's one more week of open, daily voting in the Tom's of Maine 50 States for Good competition. (Click our widget to learn more - and vote.) With YOUR help, (and that of your friends & family) One Warm Coat could win part of the $150,000 award! Won't you join us in voting daily through 9/13? (Thank you!)