Coats for Kids Foundation by Operation Warm

Spreading our Wings - Coats For Kids Foundation is now a part of Operation Warm

Coats for Kids Foundation, established in 2004 in Alexandria, VA has been a long time partner of Operation Warm, Inc . Founded on similar principles, both organizations have made it their mission to provide new winter coats to children in need. Our shared vision of ensuring every child wearing a new winter coat is healthy, able to attend school regularly and has a strong self- esteem is why Coats For Kids Foundation and Operation Warm, Inc. have united  with a goal of serving at-risk children throughout the United States. 

After distributing more than 38,000 new winter coats from 2004 to 2011, Coats for Kids Foundation founders, Paul and Cheryl Darby retired. They reached out to Operation Warm, Inc. so the their legacy could continue. Their profound impact on children in the Washington D.C region has been remarkable. Together, in the winter of 2011/2012, Coats for Kids Foundation and Operation Warm have already reached more than 5,000 children within the National Capital Area, and 220,000 children througought the country.

Within the National Capital Area, children will continue to be served through Coats for Kids Foundation. Our efforts have been expanded with the help of Operation Warm, who similarly provides brand-new coats to children in need in this local area. Across the United States, Operation Warm runs one of the largest coats for kids programs in the country, distributing new coats in over 40 states. 

Our commitment to high quality coats and impeccable customer service will not be sacrificed as we continue to work with our partners across the country. Better yet, we are thrilled about the potential growth opportunities that will result from the union between Coats For Kids Foundation and Operation Warm, Inc.  Learn more at

Contribute through the Combined Federal Campaign
Combined Federal Campaign


                The Coats for Kids Foundation and Operation Warm are proud to be a long time participants of the Combined Federal Campaign.  This year, in addition to participating in the National Capital Area Campaign, we will also participate in the South Jersey and Delaware Campaigns.  We're also participating in the State Employees’ Charitable Campaign of Delaware.  Learn more

Firefighters Coats for Kids Foundation Formed with IAFF
Operation Warm, Coats for Kids Foundation and IAFF Team Up

During the July IAFF 51st Convention in Philadelphia, delegates voted overwhelming in support of Firefighters Coats for Kids, a community outreach program designed specifically for the IAFF and its members to provide brand-new, made-in-the-USA and Canada winter coats to needy children and their families.

“The IAFF has a long history of supporting programs that help local neighborhoods and families,” says IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger. “Community outreach efforts can have long-term and lasting impact on the local communities IAFF members serve.”

Firefighters Coats for Kids Foundation is established to help children in poverty survive and thrive by providing hundreds of thousands of new winter coats and bringing warmth to needy children. Through collaboration with Operation Warm, Inc. and Coats for Kids Foundation, the turnkey program will help inspire hope for the more than 17 million children living in poverty in the United States and Canada, as well as help bring coat manufacturing back to North America.  Learn More

Make a Donation

Make a difference in the life of a needy child today.

You can now help Coats for Kids Foundation and Operation Warm by making a  secure contribution by clicking one of the images below 

Donations will be directed through Operation Warm Inc. d/b/a Coats for Kids Foundation. 
Nonprofit organization tax ID# 38-3663310.

Thank you for your support as we provide new coats to children in need!

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