Warming the hearts, minds and bodies of children, Operation Warm inspires hope and empowers communities by providing NEW winter coats to children in need throughout the U.S. Since we began in 1998, Operation Warm has provided a gift of warmth and self-esteem to nearly 2 million children.
"More than 16 million children in the United States live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level." - National Center for Children in Poverty
For many Oklahoma City families, warm coats are a luxury they simply cannot afford. 90% of Oklahoma City Public School families live in poverty. For them, basic needs are a real struggle. Thousands of OKCPS students could go without warm coats this winter. Imagine thousands of children walking to school cold or waiting at bus stops in freezing temperatures. In the worst cases, children simply won’t go to school on the coldest winter days. The leaders of the OKCPS Coat-A-Kid program face great odds. Nevertheless, they are rising to the challenge and fundraising is in full swing for this winter! Their goal: raise enough to purchase brand new winter coats for more than 7,000 students!Learn More
The campaign aims to drive a donation of 10,000 new coats across the United StatesLearn More
TPO recently had the opportunity to assist at the Chicago Housing Authority Operation Warm event. This video only captures a fraction of what the event was like. They did an amazing job! Congrats to all.
Operation Warm provides new winter coats to American children living in need. We help kids nationwide stay warm & healthy, attend school and develop stronger self-esteem.