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Bring happiness and warmth to children in need with new winter coats.Donate Now


All across America and in every community there are families struggling to meet their basic needs.  By donating money for NEW winter coats, you can help relieve the burden of poverty and bring the gift of warmth to children in need.  To date, Operation Warm has given new winter coats to over 1.4 MILLION children throughout America.  We invite you to become our partner, a hero in your community, and help us ensure that all children feel warm, healthy and valued.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation Helps Wrap Delaware Children in Warmth

Thanks to the generosity of the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation, Operation Warm is able to provide countless coats to Delaware children in need. Build-A-Bear truly cares about children, and their support of our fight against the adverse effects of poverty is a testament to their efforts. Together Operation Warm and Build-A-Bear are warming the bodies and hearts of at-risk children.

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Running the World for Children Inspires National Recognition

Ten-year-old Nikolas Toocheck who decided at age 9 to dedicate his time and energy to running marathons to raise money for new winter coats for impoverished children has been awarded The Prudential Spirit of Community Award, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

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Minneapolis Firefighters Giving the Gift of Warmth

Providing the gift of warmth to children in each community they protect, Firefighters have become the heroes on the front lines of Operation Warm’s mission. The firefighters of IAFF Local 82, with support of many in their local business community, learned first hand life's lesson that the more you give the more you get.