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Operation Warm & Victory Christian Center

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Learn about Operation Warm, our mission and work helping disadvantaged children, and how churches partner with us.

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Operation Warm & Victory Christian Center

  1. 1. Become an Operation Warm Community Partner
  2. 2. Operation Warm has provided a gift of warmth, confidence and hope to children since 1998. We provide brand new winter coats to children in need
  3. 3. Children in Need 1 in 5 children in the U.S. lives below the poverty line For a family of four, their income is less than $24,600
  4. 4. Children living in low income households are at a distinct disadvantage compared to children in moderate to high income households. Academically Unprepared for School Reading Below Grade Level Drop out of High School Likelihood for Low Income Children Above low income Below low income 2x 4x 5x Children in Need
  5. 5. A Brand New Coat is more than a coat #morethanacoat The gift of a brand new winter coat empowers children by sparking confidence and self-pride Direct links between empowerment and breaking free from poverty are real* CONFIDENCE CHANGEEMPOWERMENT SUCCESS “I feel like I’ll be protected for the rest of my life…and the rest of winter.” – Billy, Washington DC *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.
  6. 6. Operation Warm is not a coat drive. We work directly with manufacturers to create our own line of brand new, high-quality coats for children in need. Kid-Friendly Coats designed for Active Play
  7. 7. We believe every child deserves something brand new all their own and the pride-in-ownership that comes with it. Our Coats Give Children Confidence
  8. 8. • Provide brand new coats throughout North America. • Hold hundreds of coat giving events every year. • Have touched the lives of over 2.6 million children. Operation Warm and our supporters have local impact with national reach
  9. 9. How to give new coats to kids: Operation Warm thrives only through individuals like YOU who want to make a direct impact on children living in poverty. Whether you’re an individual or part of an organization, you can join in our mission of providing hope, happiness and warmth. FUND FIND GIVE! ORDER Use the tools on our website to identify kids in need in your community. with your community outreach budget or by using the free fundraising tools on our website. Experience first-hand the joy that comes with giving brand new coats to children in need! Order coats online from Operation Warm. Donation Requirements:​ $18/child coat, $20/adult sized coat.​
  10. 10. Online Fundraising Tool Available • Fundraising page dedicated to your project. • “Crowdfunding” and “Peer to Peer” versions available. • Easy to reach out to members and friends via email and social media. • Raise more funds from non- members while enhancing you public image.
  11. 11. “We really believe that the church exists, not just for the people in the church, but it exists to bless the community and the world as well. We love to do projects like this that help us to put our faith into action and actually practice what we say we believe.” - Pastor Mark Stuenzi, Parker Hill Community Church Partner Spotlight • Provided 3,200 coats local children in need in their first year • Challenged congregation to fundraise • Raised nearly $50,000!
  12. 12. 95% Program Efficiency 95¢ of every $1 goes directly to our coat programs so we are able to serve more kids in need. The national average for non-profit program efficiency is 80.2%* *Source: Charity Navigator
  13. 13. Q: How much do brand new coats cost? A: Our brand new winter coats are available for an $18 donation for children’s coats and a $20 donation for adult coats. Q: Do you offer volume discounts? A: We offer volume discounts on orders over 1,000 coats. Please email laura@operationwarm.org before placing your online order. Q: How much does shipping cost? A: Shipping is FREE Q: Do you have a minimum order? A: You will be ordering boxes of 6 coats of the same size and gender, so the minimum order is 36 coats or 6 boxes. Q: How are Operation Warm’s brand new coats packaged? A: Coats are shipped 6 per box of the same size and gender, with a mix of colors. We cannot accept orders for less than a box (i.e. for 3 coats in girl’s size 4) or for specific colors. Q: How do I get started? A: Go to https://www.operationwarm.org/get-involved/community-managed-coat-program/sign-up/ and sign up. We’ll give you access to our Partner Portal, where you can place your order. Then you send your donation and we ship your brand new Operation Warm coats! Q: How do I make my donation? A: Please send checks to: Operation Warm, Inc. PO Box 822431 Philadelphia, PA 19182-2431 Q: Once I place my order online, how long does it take for the coats to arrive? A: Shipping takes up to 10 days to arrive after placing your on-line order and once we have received your donation. Frequently Asked Questions

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