Community Partners in the News – October 26, 2018

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Story credit: News-Herald

Boys in OperatioN Warm coats

When the going gets cold, Operation Warm gets going

“Now in its 10th year in Taylor, the program works directly with Head Start and elementary schools in the city.”

“New winter jackets do not just bring warmth to the students,” said Ed Bourassa, president of the Taylor Rotary Club. “(They) also bring a feeling of esteem to the children when they put on the new jackets. With the current poverty levels in the Taylor community, our children and schools benefit from this program in more ways than one. A new coat allows families to stretch limited financial resources to other basic necessities like food and shelter…”

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Story credit: Fredricksburg Today

Stafford County Public Schools and Partners Provide $20,000 to Keep Kids Warm

“Stafford County Public Schools, in partnership with Operation Warm and other local donors, collected funds for new winter coats for students in need. The SCPS community and business partners donated over $20,000 to help ensure SCPS students are warm this winter.”

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Story credit: Fox 6 NowOperation Warm

This is the only thing we do

“More than 220 students got to pick out a brand new winter jacket.

“‘My favorite color is purple. I like green and black, so it mixed my favorite colors together,’ said Christopher.”

“The donation comes from a partnership between Operation Warm and the Brookfield-based boutique Altar’d State.”

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