Central Union Mission to Team Up with Amazon and One Warm Coat to Distribute Critical Supplies to Washington, DC, Residents

Central Union Mission



Contact: Deborah Chambers

VP, Development and Partnerships
Cell: 202-534-9965

Central Union Mission to Team Up with Amazon and
One Warm Coat to Distribute Critical Supplies
to Washington, DC, Residents


Washington, DC—October 6, 2022—Central Union Mission continues to lead the effort to support those experiencing poverty and homelessness in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. As fall arrives and temperatures begin to drop, the need for warm coats and food is more prevalent than ever for people living at or below the poverty line, struggling to maintain basic necessities. Central Union Mission is aware of the needs of our neighbors and is happy to team up with Amazon and One Warm Coat to support 300 people with coats and food assistance.

Central Union Mission is one of One Warm Coat’s 1,450 non-profit partners who were chosen to participate in this initiative. “Since 1992, One Warm Coat has worked with volunteers, donors, and sponsors to share warmth with 7.3 million children and adults across the U.S., providing coats without cost or discrimination through our network of non-profit partners,” said Beth Amodio, President and CEO of One Warm Coat.

In addition to free coats, recipients will also receive coupons that can be used when making purchases with SNAP EBT benefits on Amazon.com and Amazon Fresh.

“At Amazon, we’re committed to making groceries and everyday essentials more accessible for all customers. Our ultimate goal is to increase food access, especially in urban areas, and ensure that residents are aware of the convenient, affordably priced grocery options Amazon makes available in their communities,” said Nancy Dalton, Head of Marketing and Community Partnerships/Consumables at Amazon. “We are grateful to join forces with One Warm Coat and Central Union Mission at a time when many Americans are struggling to afford basic necessities.”

Central Union Mission President & CEO Joseph Mettimano said, “We are so grateful to Amazon and One Warm Coat for this donation today. I’m ecstatic about the lives we will touch and bless through this amazing campaign.”

Photo and Interview opportunities will be available at this event:

  • Joseph J. Mettimano, President & CEO, Central Union Mission
  • Deborah J. Chambers, VP, Development & Partnerships, Central Union Mission
  • Coat recipients upon agreeance

About Central Union Mission:
Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. In addition to its emergency shelter, which provides more than 60,000 bed-nights each year, the Mission operates holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development programs for men, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center which provides food for over 4,000 people each month, runs a camp for underprivileged children, and offers a ministry to families and senior citizens. Charity Navigator has rated Central Union Mission a three-star charity, Candid awarded Central Union Mission a Gold Seal for our financial transparency and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a Top-Rated award.

About One Warm Coat:
One Warm Coat is a national cloud-based nonprofit organization that provides free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability. Over the past 30 years, One Warm Coat has facilitated more than 43,000 coat drives, collecting 7.3 million coats that have been distributed through 1,400 nonprofit partners across all 50 states. Individuals and organizations can get involved by donating coats, holding coat drives, and making financial donations. Every $1 donated warms 1 person. One Warm Coat believes in each person’s right to shelter from the elements and is committed to sharing warmth, without discrimination, one coat at a time.

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