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Operation Warm

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community


50 APPLIED BANK BLVDSTE 204Glen Mills, PA 19342 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Operation Warm is a national nonprofit that manufactures brand-new, high-quality coats and shoes for children in need. We partner with compassionate individuals, community organizations, and corporations across North America to connect underserved children to community resources they need to thrive. Over the last 23 years, Operation Warm and our partners have offered the gifts of brand-new coats and shoes as a bridge for families in need to access everything from flu shots to new books.


We believe a brand new coat is more than a coat. 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. We partner with over 1,300 community organizations and corporations every year to give away over 400,000 coats to children living in need across North America. Our Coat Giving Celebrations are joyous, hands-on, and fulfilling. We need your help to manage these events so that the children we serve and the Community Heroes that help them have the best day ever!


Would you recommend Operation Warm?
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by Maura E. (June 8, 2012)
I've been volunteering as an intern with Operation Warm for almost a year and it's been a tremendously rewarding experience. I've heard first hand from people benefiting from their organization and their gratitude towards those working to make their community a better place. Although it's based in Pennsylvania and a large amount of their fundraising goes back to the surrounding areas, I've fielded calls from across the country reiterating the same sentiments. With over one million coats already distributed to children in need, they are still constantly challenging themselves to help more and expand their reach. Working with this organization has opened my eyes not only to the problem facing underprivileged in our country, but that there are thousands of volunteers and campaigns to do something to stop it. I could not recommend working with or working for this organization more highly.
by Lindsay K. (June 8, 2012)
I interned with Operation Warm because I wanted to make a difference and learn new skills in a non-profit setting. This opportunity gave me a diverse array of experiences in fundraising, marketing, social/media, and research. During my internship, I worked on projects such as grant writing, letters of inquiry to small businesses, development of outcomes assessment questionnaires, researching fundraising through mobile giving, and promoting the Delaware Challenge. There is a positive team atmosphere among the staff and interns. Everyone in the office was helpful, collaborative, and supportive throughout my internship experience. It was great to work with a group of caring and creative problem solvers. I am grateful for the chance to work on meaningful projects with such amazing people. A big thanks especially to Paul Daigle, my supervisor, who took me under his wing and taught me so much with a lot of enthusiasm. It was exciting to be a part of the coat distributions as well.
by Kiefer K. (June 7, 2012)
I worked as an intern with Operation Warm during the Summer of 2012. My only regret is that I was not able to spend more time assisting this benevolent organization. Even though it was not the coat-giving time of year, I still felt as though my efforts had a substantial impact. I was assigned a variety of tasks ranging from corporate grant research to updating website tool-kits. This variety kept daily tasks interesting, and helped me to develop a myriad of useful skills that I will use in future job opportunities. I would recommend volunteering with Operation Warm to anyone who is interested in helping the community, enhancing work-related skills, or looking to build a resume.

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