Why New Coats?
We believe a new winter coat can be #morethanacoat. We believe it can inspire happiness and warmth within a child, while also increasing peer acceptance both inside and outside of school.
Giving a New Coat Helps Improve:
Giving a child something brand new creates a sense of pride in ownership that fosters self-confidence in children who may feel insecure.
The #1 way to break the cycle of poverty is through education. New coats help children get to school more often on cold and rainy days.
It's hard to play outside, make snow angels, or just be a kid without a warm coat. All children should have a chance to stay active year-round.
Hear Our Stories
Baltimore Fire Officers & Horizon Services Team Up to Help Children in Baltimore
For several years, the Baltimore City Fire Officers and Fraternal Order of Police have helped kids across Baltimore receive new, USA-made winter coats. This past November, they received an extra hand courtesy of the employee volunteer program Horizon Helps, part of Horizon Services.Watch Their Story
Thrivent Financial Wraps Children in Love
Love comes in many forms, but it is always a gift. On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the local Thrivent Financial office gave 731 new winter coats to the students of Merry Oaks International Academy in Charlotte, NC through the Wrapped in Love program. With the help of Operation Warm, Project 658 and the Jireh Prep Warriors football team, these children will be able to get to school, play outside and maybe even build their first snow people.Read More
Chicago Housing Authority
Chicago Housing Authority Fair Gives 10,000 Coats
Now in it’s 9th year, the Chicago Housing Authority partnered once again with Operation Warm to provide 10,000 new winter coats to children in need throughout Chicago.s.Watch Video
We Are Not a Coat Drive
Unlike organizations that collect used coats, Operation Warm works with US and international manufacturers to thoughtfully design our line of high-quality, carefully crafted winter coats. Each year, we create a new line of winter coats and update our colors and style to ensure that our coats become the pride and joy of children who rarely know how it feels to get a gift made just for them.