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Coats for Kids Foundation is Operation Warm

Several years ago, Operation Warm joined forces with longtime partner, Coats for Kids Foundation of Arlington, VA, to reach even more children in need of warm winter coats.

Coats for Kids FoundationCoats for Kids Foundation, established in Alexandria, VA in 2004, has been a long term partner of Operation Warm. Founded on similar principles, Coats for Kids Foundation and Operation Warm are perfect together. United, these two organizations are able to expand their individual reach and bring more kids a gift of warmth. 

The profound impact by the Coats for Kids Foundation on children in the Washington D.C region has been remarkable. More than 38,000 new winter coats were distributed to children in over the span of eight years. At the end of 2011, Coats for Kids Foundation founders Paul and Cheryl Darby decided to retire. They reached out to Operation Warm, so the Darby legacy could continue.  

Today, we continue operating as the Coats for Kids Foundation of Operation Warm and our long standing affiliations with the Combined Federal Campaign, the Fairfax County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics, Local 2068 and the DC Metropolitan Police Department provide a solid and growing local base of support.  In the long term, Operation Warm will take the legacy it has been given and build on these affiliations, to reach as many children as possible.

Interested in learning more about helping kids around the country?  Find out more about Operation Warm's mission to provide brand new winter coats to children in need across the U.S.  

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$40 per month sponsors new coats for an entire classroom.
$10 per month sponsors new coats for six children each year.