Community Partners in the News – December 7 2018

This week on Community Partners in the News…


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Square One receives hundreds of winter coats for children

Burkhart Pizzanelli

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – New winter coats were donated on Tuesday for hundreds of Springfield children in need.

The certified public accounting firm Burkhart Pizzanelli of West Springfield purchased and delivered 250 winter coats for the Children at the Square One preschool daycare in Springfield.

“Many of them are struggling financially,” Kristine Allard explained. “And there’s not enough to go around sometimes.”

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Story credit: Stamford Advocate

Montana Realtor John Holifield Helping Kids Keep Warm this Winter

BIG TIMBER, Mont. (PRWEB) December 03, 2018

Holifield will be collecting funds from December 1-31 for Operation Warm as part of the NALA’s collective cause marketing program, which encourages businesses across the country to collect at the same time to make a bigger impact. The mission of Operation Warm is to provide brand-new winter coats to children in need.

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1,000 coats provided to kids by Waterloo Rotary Club’s “Operation Warm”

Waterloo Rotary

Local Rotarians provide monetary donations and volunteer hours each year to help continue on the program, founded by Rotarian Steve Thorpe and his wife, Liz, many years ago.  The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is a partner in the program.

The mission is simple.  Provide confidence, warmth and hope to children in need.

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Rotary club donates more than 90 winter coats to students in need

Rotary coats for kids

In a school district with a higher-than-average poverty rate, one club is helping kids at a local school stay warm during the cold season.

Monday afternoon, the Springfield Rotary Sunrise Club distributed coats to students at Elizabeth Graham Elementary School.

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Editorial: Keeping Our Neighbors Warm

The continuing legacy of what the Kennett Library has come to mean to the communities it serves took another bold step forward on Nov. 10, when it served as the home base for the distribution of 300 new winter coats and 600 books to children in the area. International Paper, Janssen of Johnson & Johnson and the library’s Adult Literacy Program served as sponsors for Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing brand new winter coats to children in need. The library was filled with members of the community, library board members and staff, all of whom graciously served as volunteers.

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Interested in providing brand new coats for kids in your community? We would love for you to join us as an Operation Warm Community Partner!

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