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Operation Warm partners with compassionate individuals and organizations across North America to give a gift of warmth, confidence and hope to children in need.

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Provide #morethanacoat in Your Community

What does it mean to a child to receive a brand new coat?

How It Works

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1. Select the Children

Nearly 20% of U.S. children live in poverty. Using the Free/Reduced Lunch Program as a guide, identify children who are in need of warm clothing – Title 1 elementary schools, shelters, anti-poverty programs, etc.  ** is a great tool to help identify the need in your community.

2. Fund Your Program

After you’ve identified how many children you want to serve, set a fundraising goal based on how many coats you’ll need. We’ll supply you with a variety of fundraising tools to help you reach your goal.

3. Place Your Coat Order

Submit your order on our website, shipping is FREE within the U.S.

4. Give Out New Coats!

Gather your volunteers to experience first-hand the joy that comes with giving brand new coats to children in need. There is no feeling quite like it!

“Students and staff members at Summit Academy were so thankful to receive such a generous donation! Many students walk or rely on public transportation to get to school. This can be a difficult commute, especially in the winter months. Your donation will help ensure our students are warm, healthy, and safe, so they can be in school and learning.”
-Kristin Conlon, Denver Public Schools Foundation

2017 Operation Warm community parnters include Salvation Army, Pat's coats for kids and Chicago Housing Authority

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Ready to give a gift of warmth, confidence and hope through a new winter coat?

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Resources & FAQs

Everything you need to know to run an Operation Warm coat program.

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Order Coats

Finished fundraising? Complete your coat order request form.

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Specialty Partners

Are you firefighter, Rotarian, corporation or media outlet? Learn how you can get involved.


Since 2012, fire departments across the U.S. have helped provide over 250,000 coats to children in their communities.

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Rotary Clubs

Since Operation Warm's founding, Rotary clubs have been leading the charge in serving children in need with new Operation Warm coats.

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Corporate Partners

Corporations large and small partner with Operation Warm to engage employees, activate cause marketing campaigns and serve children.

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Media Partners

Are you a radio/TV station, social media influencer or PR firm? We need your help to spread our mission of warmth, confidence and hope.

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Ready to Start Your Own Operation Warm Coat Program?

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