Operation Warm in Puget Sound
Join Our Movement to Give Brand-New Winter Coats to Children in Need in Puget Sound
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.
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.
Our Valued Puget Sound Partners
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
University of Washington, Tacoma
Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation
West Seattle Rotary
Burien/White Center Rotary
“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!”