Operation Warm in Puget Sound

Join Our Movement to Give Brand-New Winter Coats to Children in Need in Puget Sound

Who is Operation Warm?

We work with organizations around the country to provide new winter coats to kids in need.

Why New Coats? Giving a New Coat Helps Improve:

Self-Esteem

Giving a child something brand new creates a sense of pride in ownership that fosters self-confidence in children who may feel insecure.

Education

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.

Overall Wellness

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.

puget sound’s need

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 Puget Sound is great:

  • 17.5% of children in Washington State 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.

Our History in Puget Sound

Since 2012, Operation Warm has partnered with local Rotary clubs, businesses, radio stations, firefighters and schools to give over 9,000 coats to children in need across Puget Sound.

We’ve touched the lives of children from Tacoma to Tumwater, Seattle to Snohomish, and beyond.

Our Valued Puget Sound Partners

KISW Radio
Tacoma Professional Firefighters
East Pierce Professional Firefighters
Pierce County Professional Firefighters
South King County Professional Firefighters
Kent Regional Fire Authority
Seattle Professional Firefighters
Tukwila Professional Firefighters
Snohomish Professional Firefighters
Everett Professional Firefighters
Redmond Professional Firefighters
Lynnwood Firefighters Community Foundation
Marysville Professional Firefighters

Hollister Co.
University of Washington, Tacoma
Alexis Hotels
Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation
Norcliffe Foundation
Woodinville Rotary
Kirkland Rotary
West Seattle Rotary
Bellevue-Overlake Rotary
Burien/White Center Rotary
Lynnwood Rotary
Redmond/Rousers Rotary
Stanwood-Camano Rotary

Will You Be Our Next Partner?

Help double our impact over last year to provide 10,000 new winter coats to the children of Puget Sound.

I Want to Help
“Your generosity of warm beautiful coats brought smiles not just to our children, but the staff, community, parent and volunteers. It was truly a magical event and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
-Lauren K. Family Liason, McCarver Elementary School

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