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Who We Are

Our Mission

Operation Warm is #morethanacoat.

We provide warmth, confidence and hope to children in need through the gift of brand-new winter coats. Through serving millions of children in need across North America, we have seen that a brand-new coat offers a child physical and emotional warmth, confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future.  Over the last 20 years, Operation Warm and our partners have used the coat as a bridge for families in need to access everything from flu shots to new books.


Guiding Principles


WARMTH
Operation Warm creates brand-new, high-quality coats for children in need, offering a child both physical and emotional warmth.

CONFIDENCE
The gift of a brand-new coat empowers children by sparking self-confidence in a way that second-hand clothing cannot. A new coat can help students attend school, socialize with their peers and play outside with pride.

HOPE
Many families living in poverty struggle to provide necessities like food, housing, clothing and child care. The gift of a brand-new coat offers hope to both children and their parents, reminding them there are those in their community that care about their well-being and future.

 


Why We’re Different

Operation Warm is not a coat drive. We work directly with manufacturers to create our own line of thoughtfully designed winter coats, made just for kids, in a wide variety of styles and colors. Our organization is proud of our commitment to provide only brand-new winter coats.

Our Impact

  • Years of Service

    22

  • Communities Served

    1,200+

  • New Coats Gifted

    3,500,000

  • National Partners

    1,300+

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