Where is Operation Warm?
One of the most frequent questions that comes in to our offices is, Where is Operation Warm?
“This past year, Operation Warm has sent coats or raised funds in all 50 states,” says Matt Friedman, Operation Warm’s Manager, Grants and Database. “In Canada, Operation Warm also operates in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.”
Where Do Operation Warm Brand New Coats Go?
Here is a map that outlines the number of brand new Operation Warm coats that were gifted in the US in 2017.
Northeast: 33,510 brand new coats
Mid-Atlantic: 143,566 brand new coats
Midwest: 104,430 brand new coats
Northwest: 15,390 brand new coats
West: 1,638 brand new coats
Southwest 14,088 brand new coats
Canada: 720 brand new coats
How Do Operation Warm Brand New Coats Get to Children?
Operation Warm couldn’t reach children from sea to shining sea without the dedicated support of our program partners, that we are able to reach children living in need across the country.
When you donate to Operation Warm, you can tell us what part of the country you would like your gift to help. We will send your gift to a local child who is waiting for a brand new coat. Of course, you can also choose to help where there is the most need.
Here’s another number: More than 115,000 coat requests were unfulfilled last year – We just didn’t have the funding to provide brand new Operation Warm coats to kids.
See a region that you believe is underserved? Become an Operation Warm partner! Contact us if you are available to help with a program, to fundraise or to volunteer. If you would like to give a gift of brand new coats, visit our give page.
Receive stories of warmth, confidence and hope and learn how you can help children in need. Join the Operation Warm monthly newsletter!
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