Firefighters for Operation Warm Formed with IAFF
In 2012, a new partnership was formed with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) to provide winter coats to needy children and their families. Today, Fire Fighters for Operation Warm (FFOW) has grown to hundreds firefighter local partners throughout the US. This partnership led us to initiate production of coats in the USA. Domestic manufacturing has added a new dimension to our primary mission of providing coats to impoverished children: helping Americans get back to work and out of poverty Operation Warm and Coats for Kids Foundation distributed 60,000 Made in USA coats nationwide last year, doubling the scope of our Made in America program.
“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.”
Fire Fighters for Operation Warm helps children in poverty survive and thrive, and inspires hope for children living in poverty in the United States and Canada.