Operation Warm is committed to providing warmth, confidence, and hope to children in need across North America. We take pride in our transparency and utilize only accurate information from industry leaders to translate our ideas into action. In our mission to provide #morethanacoat, we filter through a vast number of sources and select the most relevant for our audience.
Childhood Poverty and Education
- American Community Survey American Community Survey Office. (2017, November 27). 2016 Data Profiles. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/acs/www/data/data-tables-and-tools/data-profiles/2016/
- Cornell Population Center Cornell University. (n.d.). Fostering innovation and research in population science. Retrieved from http://www.cpc.cornell.edu/
- How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation Hernandez, D. (2012). How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation, Baltimore: Annie E. Casey Foundation. Retrieved 3/8/18 from http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc
- Kids Count Data Book – Annie E. Casey Foundation Create Your Custom Report. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://datacenter.kidscount.org/
- Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates US Census Bureau. (1970, January 01). SAIPE School District Estimates for 2016. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/data/datasets/2016/demo/saipe/2016-school-districts.html
- The School Readiness of Poor Children Issacs, J. (2012). Starting School at a Disadvantage: The School Readiness of Poor Children. Washington, DC: Center on Children and Families at Brookings. Retrieved 3/8/18 from https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content
- Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States Chapman, C., Laird, J., Ifill, N., and KewalRamani, A. (2011). Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972–2009 (NCES 2012-006). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 3/8/18 from http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch
- UC Davis Center for Poverty Research Center for Poverty Research, University of California at Davis. (n.d.). Poverty Statistics. Retrieved from https://poverty.ucdavis.edu/finding-poverty-statistics
- Canada Without Poverty - Just the Facts. Retrieved from https://cwp-csp.ca
The Cycle of Childhood Poverty
- Moving Out of Poverty, Volume 2: Success from the Bottom Up
Narayan, D., Pritchett, L., and Kapoor, S. (2009). Moving Out of Poverty, Volume 2: Success from the Bottom Up, Washington, DC: Palgrave Macmillan and The World Bank. Retrieved 3/8/18 from https://openknowledge.worldbank.org
Operation Warm Constituent Analysis Report. Austin: Catalist, 2018. Print.
Operation Warm 2019 Impact Report Citations
- Hellmich, N. (2013, May 01). Cost of feeding a family of four: $146 to $289 a week. Retrieved from https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/01/grocery-coats-for-family/2104165
- US Census Bureau. (2019, January 24). Poverty Thresholds. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/income-poverty/historical-poverty-thresholds.html
- Layne, R. (2018, July 06). U.S. housing rents hit record-high average of $1,405 per month. Retrieved from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-urban-rents-hit-all-time-high-at-average-1405-report/
- Watch, & By. (n.d.). Facts About Child Poverty in the U.S.A.: Children International: US Poverty Facts. Retrieved from https://www.children.org/global-poverty/global-poverty-facts/facts-about-poverty-in-usa
- Winter Temperature Averages for Every State. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/US/average-state-temperatures-in-winter.php
Coat Program Resources
Tools for Selecting Children You'll Serve
Use the tools below to help you determine which children in your community are most in need of a new coat.
ElementarySchools.org provides a comprehensive comparison of each elementary school in your community. Any child qualifying for the Free or Reduced Lunch program is eligible to receive a new coat.
Head Start Locator
Head Start programs are dedicated to providing early childhood education to low-income children - all children qualify.
Program & Fundraising Materials
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Tax & Financial Documents
Operation Warm is a nationally recognized non-profit organization and registered 501(c)(3). We are proud to announce that 94% of all funds go directly to our mission! Often, for tax exemption purposes, donors will request the Operation Warm Tax ID number, which is: 38-3663310. Corporate sponsors and larger donations may require our W9 or proof of our 501(c)(3) status.
Click here to download our filings and financials.