Operation Warm – More Than a Coat Drive

Operation Warm is more than a coat drive

Operation Warm provides warmth, confidence and hope to children in need through the gift of brand new winter coats. We believe a brand new coat is more than a coat and provides more than simply warmth.

We applaud organizations that accept used coats through coat drives. But through serving millions of children in need across North America, we have seen that a brand new coat offers a child physical AND emotional warmth, confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future.

How We’re Different

Operation Warm manufacturers our own line of brand new, kid-friendly coats and gives them away to children in need across North America.

We believe a brand new coat inspires warmth, confidence and hope.

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Our Guiding Principles


Operation Warm creates brand new, high-quality coats for children in need, offering a child both physical and emotional warmth.


The gift of a brand new coat empowers children by sparking self-confidence in a way that second-hand clothing cannot. A new coat can help students attend school, socialize with their peers and play outside with pride.


Many families living in poverty struggle to provide necessities like food, housing, clothing and child care. The gift of a brand new coat offers hope to both children and their parents, reminding them there are those in their community that care about their well-being and future.

Our History

Since 1998, Operation Warm has gifted nearly 3 million brand new coats to children in need. In 2017 alone, we served over 325,000 children across 1,200 communities thanks to our supporters and partners.

We are an extremely efficient organization – 95% of our funding goes directly to our programs. In 2017, we were awarded the GuideStar® Platinum Seal of Transparency.

guidestar and great nonprofits recognition

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Learn how you can help provide coats to kids in need in your community or across North America.

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