Operation Warm and the Coats for Kids Foundation have a simple, direct and high-impact mission – providing brand new winter coats to children who are trapped in the cycle of poverty. Poverty breeds low self-esteem and understandable feelings of despair. Operation Warm works with schools, shelters and other social service agencies at the “Main Street” level in 40 states to ensure that children who most need a new, warm winter coat receive one so they have the opportunity to show up to school healthy, ready to learn, and feeling warm. Having provided over 1.2 million coats to children since 1998, we encourage you to check out some of the stories of children whose lives have been changed by this program, and who now see hope where there was once only despair.
From an email received today: “My friend is a therapist at Association House of Chicago. He was able to obtain a coat through Operation Warm in December for one of his child participants. This boy and his mother have absolutely nothing. This boy has never had anything new before and now that he has this brand new coat, the funny thing is, he doesn’t want to wear it. He does not want to get it dirty or ripped.”Learn More
West Chester, PA - The greatest achievements are rarely attained without obstacles. But aren’t they cherished even more due to the hardships of triumph? At a young age, Nikolas Toocheck has conquered many obstacles and on February 27th completed the White Continent Marathon, the youngest person ever to accomplish this feat. Nikolas ran this sensational race as part of his campaign, “Running the World for Children.” It’s Nikolas’s dream to raise money and awareness for Operation Warm, a nonprofit that provides new winter coats to children in need throughout the United States, by running a marathon on each of the seven continents.Learn More
Operation Warm helped distribute over 1,000 coats at Operation Brotherly Love in Philadelphia on Saturday, December 15th, 2012. We’re delighted to be a part of this wonderful event that brings together so many giving people. We want to thank Wawa and the other event sponsors for making this event possible.
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.