IGS Energy Volunteer Day Pittsburgh 2018

On Thursday, October 25, IGS employee volunteers visited Pittsburgh to put on a coat donation event for hundreds of kids in need. The event paired volunteers with young students to help them try on, and go home with, a brand new, warm winter coat. The gift of a new coat not only keeps a child warm, but provides a boost in self-esteem and the confidence to get to school on cold days.

Since 1998, Operation Warm and its partners have given away over 2 million coats across North America. IGS’ coat donation event is part of Operation Warm’s ‘3 Millionth Coat Tour,’ a season-long effort highlighting Operation Warm and their partners’ initiatives in over a dozen cities across the country.

Since 2014, IGS Energy has donated 17,500 brand-new winter coats to children in need through the partnership with Operation Warm, and this year, plans to surpass its goal of donating 13,000 coats through their Bundle Up campaign.

“We believe that every child deserves to feel the warmth and confidence that comes from a new fleece coat. We are honored and excited to be doing our part to support the 3 Millionth Coat Tour”
-Ryker Wasmund, IGS market manager
IGS volunteer in Pittsburgh helps two girls receive Operation Warm coats
IGS Pittsburgh volunteer helps a young girl find a brand new coat 2018
A young boy in Pittsburgh gets help from an IGS employee volunteer to take home an Operation Warm coat
IGS volunteer and a student in Pittsburgh take a break at their Operation Warm event to snap a selfie.
Happy kids in Pittsburgh show off their new Operation Warm coats thanks to IGS Energy.