Operation Warm in Denver
Join the Movement to Give Brand-New Winter Coats to Children in Need Around Denver
Why New Coats? 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.
Poverty dictates that a family’s basic needs come first – food, shelter, heat and medicine. Often, there is not enough left over for items like warm winter clothing. Unfortunately, the need in Denver is great:
- 25% of children in Denver live in poverty. The poverty line is an annual income of less than $25,000/yr for a family of four.
- Average winter temperatures in the region are in the mid-40’s – a winter coat is a necessity for vulnerable young children.
featured partner – Denver cherry creek rotary
- The Denver Cherry Creek Rotary Club Foundation has raised thousands of dollars for coats for kids throughout the Denver metro area
- Their club and helpful volunteers distribute coats to local schools and various other organization that support children in Denver
“Many students walk or rely on public transportation to get to school. This can be a difficult commute, especially in the winter months. Your coat donation will help ensure our students are warm, healthy and safe so they can be in school and learning.”