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
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
Children living in low income households are at a distinct disadvantage compared to
children in moderate to high income households.
of High School
Likelihood for Low Income Children
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Children in Need
A Brand New Coat is more than a coat
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.
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
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
• Provide brand new coats throughout
• 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
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.
Use the tools on our website to identify kids in need in
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.
• Fundraising page dedicated to
• “Crowdfunding” and “Peer to
Peer” versions available.
• Easy to reach out to members
and friends via email and social
• Raise more funds from non-
members while enhancing you
“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
• Provided 3,200 coats local children in need in their first year
• Challenged congregation to fundraise
• Raised nearly $50,000!
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
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 email@example.com 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
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