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

October 04, 2013

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.VIEW MORE

1 For 3: Swellas Clothing Company Teaming Up With Operation Warm

September 20, 2013

In the fall of 2013, the clothing company Swellas exploded into the market with a beautiful line up of high-end jackets at affordable prices. Beyond that, Swellas has decided to use up-cycled materials in their products while giving back to not just one, but three causes. With the purchase of each Swellas product: LifeSaver Systems receives a donation toward clean water, Farm Africa receives a donation towards sustainable food systems, and Operation Warm receives a donation covering a new winter coat for a child in need.VIEW MORE

American Businesses Helping to Give the Gift of Warmth

August 07, 2013

Operation Warm is so grateful to all the great American businesses that help support our mission. For the coming fall & winter season, we have many returning corporate partners and several new ones. Just this week, we received support from BJ’S CHARITABLE FOUNDATION and TJX Corporation to support our mission to bring happiness and warmth to children with the gift of new winter coats. They are joined by International Delight coffee creamer, Groupon Grassroots, PepsiCo and many more fine companies who believe like we do that a new winter coat inspires hope and empowers communities by enabling children to attend school regularly and have strong self-esteem. Click the LEARN MORE link to review the many companies who support our work.VIEW MORE

A heart warming story from Chicago

January 05, 2013

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."VIEW MORE

International Association of Firefighters Teams with Operation Warm to Help Children in Need

July 31, 2012

During the July IAFF 51st Convention in Philadelphia, delegates voted overwhelming in support of Firefighters Coats for Kids, a community outreach program designed specifically for the IAFF and its members to provide brand-new, made-in-the-USA and Canada winter coats to needy children and their families.VIEW MORE

We Could Not Do It Without You!

June 15, 2012

In the past year, with the help of thousands of individuals and organizations, nearly a quarter of a million children in need received new Operation Warm winter coats. Every one of our supporters shares our belief in the importance of supporting a child so they may go to school on even cold winter mornings, with pride and ready to learn. A BIG THANK YOU to all our supporters. VIEW MORE

One Night Without Warmth Awareness Campaign

October 18, 2011

“One Night Without Warmth” (ONWW) is a national awareness event designed to support Operation Warm’s mission to provide new winter coats for children in need. The national awareness event’s theme is to draw attention to the large numbers of children living in poverty in the United States and share in Operation Warm’s work to alleviate some effects of childhood poverty by providing new, winter coats to children in need. VIEW MORE

Operation Warm still Serving the Community

February 14, 2011

Kathleen E. Carey, reporter for the Delaware County Daily Times recently visited with Dick Sanford, Founder. Not only did he share Operation Warm's history, but also the plans for moving into the next decade.VIEW MORE

Carrier Angels

January 01, 2011

Children in need receive the gift of warmth thanks to the kind gestures of drivers from all of our carrier angels. Each time they picked up or made a delivery, they were smiling and willing to help.VIEW MORE

WJBR holds annual fund raiser for Operation Warm

December 10, 2010

Once again WJBR is leading their annual drive to raise funds for new winter coats for children in need in Delaware.VIEW MORE

Believe and Achieve Foundation Helps Operation Warm

December 08, 2010

When you purchase a hat from The Believe and Achieve Foundation another animal hat will be donated to Operation Warm, and we will distribute it to children in one of our programs. The hats are hand made in Peru of Alpaca and cost $16.00. The HATIMALS are available as a monkey, penguin, panda, bear, bunny, frog or a mouse.VIEW MORE

Elev8 and and Operation Warm Distribute Coats in Baltimore.

December 06, 2010

On Saturday, December 4th, Elev8 and Operation Warm distributed 700 new winter coats to children in four schools in East Baltimore. Elev8 is a four year initiative designed to improve educational and social outcomes for the children and families in East Baltimore, in neighborhoods near the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus.VIEW MORE

BNY Mellon Volunteers Help Head Start in the Bronx

November 22, 2010

An Operation Warm event was held at the Dr. Richard R. Green Early Learning Center in the Bronx on November 10th.VIEW MORE

World Vision, FedEx and Operation Warm Team up in Minnesota

November 03, 2010

Operation Warm distributed coats to the Jackson Preparatory Magnet Elementary School in St. Paul. The program was made possible by generous donors and our community partner World Vision and FedEx, who provided the transportation of the coats.VIEW MORE

Operation Warm Carrier Angels-New Century Transportation

October 01, 2010

A number of transportation carriers serve as Operation Warm angels. Bank of America, FedEx, New Century Transportation, Office Basics, Office Movers and Pilot Freight Services support the logistics of delivering new winter coats.VIEW MORE

Operation Warm Carrier Angels-FedEx

September 30, 2010

A number of transportation carriers serve as Operation Warm angels. Bank of America, FedEx, New Century Transportation, Office Basics, Office Movers and Pilot Freight Services support the logistics of delivering new winter coats.VIEW MORE

Operation Warm Carrier Angels-Pilot Freight Services

September 30, 2010

A number of transportation carriers serve as Operation Warm angels. Bank of America, FedEx, New Century Transportation, Office Basics, Office Movers and Pilot Freight Services support the logistics of delivering new winter coats.VIEW MORE

Operation Warm Carrier Angels-Office Movers

September 30, 2010

A number of transportation carriers serve as Operation Warm Angels. Bank of America, FedEx, New Century Transportation, Office Basics, Office Movers and Pilot Freight Services support the logistics of delivering new winter coats.VIEW MORE

Operation Warm Carrier Angels-Office Basics

September 28, 2010

A number of transportation carriers serve as Operation Warm angels. FedEx, Ironlinx, New Century, Office Basics, Office Movers and Pilot Freight support the logistics of delivering new winter coats.VIEW MORE

Operation Warm Carrier Angels-Bank of America

September 25, 2010

A number of transportation carriers serve as Operation Warm angels. Bank of America, FedEx, New Century Transportation, Office Basics, Office Movers and Pilot Freight Services support the logistics of delivering new winter coats.VIEW MORE

Harlem Children’s Zone News

December 22, 2009

As we have for several years now, we supplied free winter coats to children – this year, more than 2,600 coats.VIEW MORE

He Donates Coats to Kids, with Warmest Regards

December 21, 2009

"When I saw the excitement of the children, and their parents, it had a profound impact on me," Sanford said of his first distribution.VIEW MORE

Operation Warm in the Classroom

October 28, 2009

Student Features Operation Warm in Her Work and is Voted Best of ClassVIEW MORE

Coat give away to keep CHA children warm

October 21, 2009

An unemployed single parent, is grateful she no longer has to worry about her children staying warm outside this winter.VIEW MORE

Operation Warm teams up with Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation of Philadelphia to distribute 1

October 21, 2009

Operation Warm and the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation of Philadelphia proudly celebrated the culmination of their second annual Driving Away the Cold campaign.VIEW MORE

New Winter Coats to Greater Boston Children in Need

September 28, 2009

Operation Warm together with a major sponsor of this initiative, Bank of New York Mellon - Boston and FedEx distributed approximately 3,500 new winter coats.VIEW MORE

Last fall, Operation Warm launched its new College and University Program at The University of Penns

June 05, 2009

Members of Penn’s Panhellenic and MultiCultural Greek sororities raised funds by having bake sales, soliciting friends, parents and fellow students, bringing in over $4,500. That allowed the group to provide new coats to over 300 students at the nearby Alexander Wilson School, a public elementary school about a half mile from the campus.VIEW MORE