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What We Do

The Children We Serve


Operation Warm ensures that the brand-new coats and shoes we gift, go to the kids that need them the most.  Our beneficiary organizations are nonprofits and 501(c)(3) organizations who support children and families in need such as Head Starts, Title 1 schools where 40%+ of students’ families are at or below 150% of the federally prescribed poverty level, and other urgent need human service organizations like homeless shelters, community libraries, foster care agencies and more. 



Click To Hear Their Stories

  • "I serve homeless shelters and children who parents are in addiction programs. [Previously] I have been purchasing shoes with my own money. These children have only sandals. [Brand-new athletic shoes] would mean a great deal to the children I serve."

    - Nonprofit/Church Director | Previous Shoe Wish List Recipient

  • "Our community is full of hard working, caring parents who often deal with many barriers to even get their child to school. New coats mean so much to our entire school community. Parents [don't] have to choose between a coat and food that week. Most of our students walk to school through New England winters and now they [are] properly dressed to do so. Teachers don't have to spend their own money to buy their students coats when they notice they don't have one."

    - Community School Coordinator | Previous Coat Wish List Recipient

  • "We have a high population of low income need families. A majority of our children are being raised in a single parent home. Some are in care of foster families and some of our families live in shelter or double up situations. A lot of our children live in Public Housing. 90% of our families are paid minimum wage or live on public assistance. We had the wonderful experience of being part of Operation Warm [in the past] and seeing the joy in our children when they were getting their coats was priceless. It mean[t] a lot to our children and families, some of our kids come in double or triple layers because they don't have a coat."

    - Elementary School Teacher | Previous Coat Wish List Recipient

  • "We serve the underprivileged, low income, orphans, victims of tragedy, and abused children in need and their families. New shoes mean a lot to families struggling to make ends meet. Many families find it difficult to provide with their small budgets and often reach out to our organization for help."

    - Director of Faith Based Organization | Previous Wish List Recipient

Our Impact

  • Years of Service


  • Children Served


  • Communities Served


  • 2021 Volunteer Hours


  • IGS Energy
  • Rite Aid
  • Exelon
  • Money Mart
  • Elks National Foundation, Inc.
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Pat's Coats for Kids
  • Morgan Stanley
  • WW Smith
  • Lazard
  • Wells Fargo
  • Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation
  • Benjamin Moore
  • FedEx
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
  • Delilah Home
  • Thomas
  • Rotary Districts
  • Mountain America
    Mountain America
  • The Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates
  • TJX
  • bpx energy
  • Delta
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Gerber
  • IAFF Local 2068 Fairfax County
  • PNC
  • Nordstrom
  • EQT
  • AccuWeather
  • Operation North Pole
  • Rock 99.9 KISW
  • Scott Spino Foundation
  • Heinz
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