There is a fundamental model of success in the One Warm Coat approach. First, the non-profit offers a guidebook of core requirements to ensure that the coats collected will go to reputable shelters and donation centers rather than thrift stores.The simplicity of the idea is also the beauty of the idea. Lee Fox, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at KooDooZ Corporation, asked Sherri Wood, President and National Coordinator, if she would invite One Warm Coat youth advocates to share and inspire other kids to get involved in the cause. Within mere weeks of the newsletter distribution, Addison Graham got in front of a camera and shared the impact she has personally made in collecting more than 400 winter coats for those who would otherwise not have protection from the frigid temperatures. November also earmarks the debut of “Cause4KDZ” a video blog launched by KooDooZ this month for the purpose of showcasing young change-makers and the causes they support. “Any age can bring positive impact and change,” said Fox. “While school-based community service remains robust, elementary classrooms are less likely to integrate service than secondary schools. So we have to find other ways to show the public how to engage their kids. Organizations like One Warm Coat offers such a compelling opportunity for all ages.” In 2008 more than 8.24 million teens (ages 16-24) volunteered out of a total 61.8 million Americans. In comparison, it’s estimated that just over 4.2 million elementary, middle and secondary school students participated. Still in alpha, KooDooZ is working closely with grassroots organizations, to engage youth in volunteerism, cause and social impact opportunities.