Looking for a Coat?
Operation Warm provides brand new, well-designed winter coats to children in need, ages 3 – 12, across the U.S. We rely on organizations, civil servants, faith-based institutions, youth clubs and schools to help identify local need and give recipients the gift of Operation Warm coats.
Do you know of children in need of a new Operation Warm coat? Click on the blue box below that addresses your need to get more information on how to receive coats.
I need new coats for my own children, other family members or friends
Operation Warm is not able to send individual coats directly to families, but there are two ways to receive coats for the children in your life:
- Check within your local community (schools, youth clubs, churches, etc.) to see if there is an Operation Warm coat giving event planned in your area and request to be included as a recipient. We often post local events on our Facebook page.
- If you can’t find a coat giveaway in your community, ask your school or a local organization to contact Operation Warm about starting a Community Managed Coat Program.
I need new coats for multiple children in my community
Operation Warm depends on local individuals and organizations, both large and small, to give coats to kids in need across the U.S. Without their help, we would not be able to give a gift of warmth to hundreds of thousands of children every year. You can help children in your community get the new coats they need to stay warm and get to school with confidence by starting your own Operation Warm Community Managed Coat Program.
Community Managed Coat Programs (CMCP) are the backbone of Operation Warm’s mission. CMCPs identify children in need locally and Operation Warm works with them to help ensure they receive brand new, colorful winter coats. LEARN MORE.
I'm a nonprofit organization or youth-focused agency looking to receive coats
Operation Warm collaborates with a number of nonprofits, schools and city agencies across the country to provide new winter coats to children living in need. We look to organizations like yours to help Operation Warm get coats to kids who need them the most.
The quickest way for your organization to receive new Operation Warm coats for the disadvantaged children you serve is to participate in a Community Managed Coat Program (CMCP). CMCP participants identify children in need, gather donations and use those donations to receive brand new Operation Warm coats. LEARN MORE.
If you do not have the resources to fundraise in your community for coats, your organization may still qualify to receive new coats from Operation Warm. We receive extra funding throughout the year that allows us to serve where the need is greatest throughout the U.S.
If your organization would like to be considered to receive Operation Warm coats, please complete our wait list form.