Looking for Coats?
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 new coats? 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. We work with community organizations to provide coats to kids in bulk. 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.
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 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 are the backbone of Operation Warm’s mission. They identify children in need locally and Operation Warm works with them to help ensure they receive brand new, colorful winter coats. Learn more here.
I'm a nonprofit organization or youth-focused agency interested in receiving coats
If your organization would like to be considered to receive Operation Warm coats without fundraising for them, please complete our wait list form. Please note that we get hundreds of wait list requests every year. We cannot guarantee you will receive coats.
If you want to guarantee that you will receive coats, consider setting up a Community Managed Coat Program. Participants identify children in need, gather donations and use those donations to receive brand new Operation Warm coats. Learn more here.