Research Citations

Operation Warm is committed to providing warmth, confidence, and hope to children in need across the country. 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). Coat 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