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What We Do

Warming the hearts, minds and bodies of children, Operation Warm and our Coats for Kids Foundation 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 the gift of warmth to more than 1.4 MILLION CHILDREN.

Kids with Coats are Happy KidsPartnerships are at the center of Operation Warm’s ethos, for alone we cannot conquer the overwhelming need to assist children in poverty.

Collaboration with like-minded people and organizations enables us to expand our reach and fulfill our mission – putting high quality new winter coats on children in need.  We work with agencies serving youth, corporate and foundation donors, community and faith based service organizations and marketers looking to give back through cause marketing programs.  We also work with manufacturers and transportation partners who provide in-kind support that help us work so efficiently.

  • Operation Warm responds to local communities with a powerful, national advantage.  We deliver coats, in large and small quantities, with efficiency and cost effectively.
  • Operation Warm addresses the immediate and critical need for appropriate clothing during the cold winter months.
  • Operation Warm coats can be leveraged to go beyond warmth, to strengthen relationships between our partners and their communities and facilitate positive outcomes that help break the cycle of poverty.

Through our work, Operation Warm advocates for awareness of the impact of poverty on families and communities, and demonstrates how even one person can make a positive difference in the life of a child.



Please consider supporting our work with a recurring gift.
It’s an easy way to support children in need and their families.
$40 per month sponsors new coats for an entire classroom.
$10 per month sponsors new coats for six children each year.