drive for coats

Looking for a way to promote your business AND bring value to your local community this Holiday Season? Join Compustar's Drive for Coats campaign today!

Registration Ends October 25, 2017

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What is Drive for Coats?

Every year, millions of families across North America struggle with staying warm in the winter. For these people in need, a warm winter coat is a luxury that many cannot afford.

Compustar is inviting retailers (like you!) to partner with us in holding coat drives in your store locations; and to tie special promotions with these coat drives to promote your businesses and services.

Important Dates:
October 11th-October 25th, 2017 - Open Enrollment for Dealers
November 1, 2017 - "One Warm Coat Day": Campaign Kick-Off!
January 31, 2018 - Campaign End

How Does It Work?

Compustar's Drive for Coats campaign will start on November 1st. Please read the following instructions to understand how the campaign works.

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Choose your local organization to partner with. Click Here

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Sign up for Firstech's Drive for Coats campaign.

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Receive your free Drive for Coats marketing kit.

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Run promotions tied to the donation of a new or gently used coat.

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Arrange pickup/drop-off of donations to your local organization.

Tools/Resources

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By participating in Firstech's Drive for Coats campaign, you will gain access to the following materials for promoting your business' promotions and services.

  • Access to One Warm Coat's list of over a thousand approved charitable organizations.
  • 1 - Drive for Coats countertop display
  • 2 - 8.5" x 12" Drive for Coats bin stickers (bin not included)
  • Press Release Template for Local Media distribution
  • 3 Editable Social Media Posts to upload to Facebook/Instagram
  • HTML E-mail Templates to send to your customers
  • Special "Drive for Coats" call-out on Compustar.com Dealer Locator

Our Partners

Compustar has partnered up with the following organizations to maximize the impact of our Drive for Coats campaign.

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One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive.

Click here to find a local organization to partner with.

1sixty 8 media

1sixty8 media provides website development, content marketing, and design services to the mobile enhancement industry. 1sixty8 media founder, Mitch Schaffer brought “Drive for Coats” to Firstech’s attention earlier this year in an effort to broaden the reach of the program.

Click here to learn how to run a winning coat drive.

Sign Up

FAQs

How do I sign up for Compustar's Drive for Coats?

To register for Compustar's Drive for Coats, simply scroll up this page and fill out the form. You will need to first choose a local charitable organization to partner with. Our national partner, One Warm Coat, has created a list of approved organizations in your area. Registration closes October 25, 2017.

Ok, I signed up. What's next?

Once you've signed up for Drive for Coats, you will receive a checklist of items you will need to address. You will also receive a marketing kit, including both marketing materials for you to display in-store and on social media.

How do I promote this cause and my business?

Included in your marketing kit will be a number of social media posts and in-store marketing collateral. Each of these materials will assist you promoting a savings message for customers that donate a new or gently used coat at your store.

What do I do with donated coats?

As previously mentioned, Compustar has partnered with One Warm Coat, a national organization that specializes in the collection and distribution of coats to those in need.

When you register for Drive for Coats, you will be required to select a local organization from our list of approved charitable entities. Each of these organizations will have varying instructions on how to deliver/transport the coats that you collect.