One Warm Coat is a national nonprofit organization that provides free coats to anyone in need, without discrimination, and works to create awareness of the vital need for warm coats across the country. Since 1992, One Warm Coat has facilitated the collection and distribution of more than 6.6 million coats. One Warm Coat believes in the basic right to protection from the cold, for everyone.
Michelle Almeyda-Wiedemuth of Seabrook Island is hosting a Seabrook Island, SC, One Warm Coat Drive to collect clean, gently worn, or new warm coats and monetary donations from December 14, 2020 – January 2, 2021. Donations can be left at the Seabrook Island Real Estate office between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on Monday -Friday and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Last year, more than 500,000 coats were distributed across North America to children and adults in need through One Warm Coat’s Coat Drive program. Michelle is spearheading this drive “because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for coats this fall and winter will be greater than ever before. One Warm Coat’s program gets coats to those in need, for free. Everything we collect in our community will be distributed in our community and help our neighbors stay safe and warm this winter. No one should have to choose between paying bills and putting a warm coat on a loved one, especially a child.”
For more information about One Warm Coat, go to their website onewarmcoat.org