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Research Citations

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

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

Internal Data

Operation Warm Constituent Analysis Report. Austin: Catalist, 2018. Print.

Operation Warm 2019 Impact Report Citations

  1. Hellmich, N. (2013, May 01). Cost of feeding a family of four: $146 to $289 a week. Retrieved from
  2. US Census Bureau. (2019, January 24). Poverty Thresholds. Retrieved from
  3. Layne, R. (2018, July 06). U.S. housing rents hit record-high average of $1,405 per month. Retrieved from
  4. Watch, & By. (n.d.). Facts About Child Poverty in the U.S.A.: Children International: US Poverty Facts. Retrieved from
  5. Winter Temperature Averages for Every State. (n.d.). Retrieved from


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. 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

Submit Your Coat Order

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Photo Waiver

Please make sure to have schools ask parents to sign this waiver for permission to use photos of children.


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.

Our Impact

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  • IGS Energy
  • Exelon
  • Money Mart
  • Elks National Foundation, Inc.
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Pat's Coats for Kids
  • Morgan Stanley
  • WW Smith
  • Lazard
  • Wells Fargo
  • Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation
  • Benjamin Moore
  • FedEx
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
  • Delilah Home
  • Thomas
  • Rotary Districts
  • Mountain America
    Mountain America
  • The Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates
  • TJX
  • bpx energy
  • Delta
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Gerber
  • IAFF Local 2068 Fairfax County
  • PNC
  • Nordstrom
  • EQT
  • AccuWeather
  • Operation North Pole
  • Rock 99.9 KISW
  • Scott Spino Foundation
  • Heinz
  • Gynada
  • Accenture
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