Empowering children with warmth,
wellness and confidence
so they can thrive

Mission Statement

The goals of Cozy Coats for Kids are to improve the well-being of children in need by providing them with the opportunity to choose their own brand-new winter coat, and to inspire members of the property inspection industry to give back to their local communities.

Program Description

Cozy Coats for Kids is a trade name of the InterNACHI® Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The program is driven by the property inspection industry and is founded on the belief that every child in need should have a brand-new winter coat based on their own personal preference. Cozy Coats for Kids is not a coat drive; it provides children with the opportunity to pick a coat in their favorite color and style and then delivers it directly to them. Through donations, Cozy Coats for Kids purchases brand-new winter coats with the intention of empowering confidence and wellness in the children who receive them.

The program raises money through donations made by inspection industry professionals and related industries in the United States and Canada. Most Cozy Coats for Kids recipients are also inspection industry-related and include inspectors’ clients, families, friends, and local schools. 

What We Do - Cozy Coats for Kids

Nick Gromicko

Founder

InterNACHI® Founder and Master Inspector Certification Board Executive Director Nick Gromicko is the founder of Cozy Coats for Kids. Every year since 2004, he has purchased hundreds of brand-new coats for kids in need. He began by delivering the coats to various police departments around the country. The program has grown to be a celebrated charity.

Maggie Aey

Executive Director

Executive Director Maggie Aey also serves as InterNACHI® Executive Administrator, and has been with that organization since 2013. Her passion for helping children in need developed while she was a volunteer at a local low-income community center, where she provided classroom support to pre-kindergarteners. Maggie believes that helping children in need can have a positive, lifelong impact.