I have 2 boys with special needs 4 kids total and an adopted nephew. I had to leave my job a year and a half ago I left my job to tend to their many needs. I received coats for my boys that I would never have afforded. It made me feel good that they could be kept warm. Thanks a bunch Operation Warm Inc.
Absolutely terrific team. These guys are as committed as it gets – working surprisingly well alongside other businesses and non-profits to ultimately achieve their goal of supplying impoverished kids with much-needed coats on both a local and national scale. Super cool non-profit with a particularly unique and necessary cause.
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.
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.
I was involved with Operation Warm during the 2011-2012 academic school year as an Intern, specifically for the Delaware Challenge initiative. I am a student at the University of Delaware and was initially nervous to have an internship during the academic year. However, Operation Warm is an incredible organization and the program was fantastically easy to balance. I was responsible for initiating contact with local high schools to engage students to fund raise and get involved with OW. Through this experience I realized how dedicated the staff are to their goal of providing children living in poverty with a new winter coat. What seems like a small contribution to a child's life is now understood by me to be monumental. My intern manager was dedicated, hands-on, and available whenever me and my fellow interns needed guidance or support with our tasks. As interns we received a plethora of useful resources ranging from tool kits to provide for our engaged high school groups, to innovative presentations that clearly convey the organizations goals and structure. Operation Warm has a focused and clear goal as a non-profit combined with a passionate, well-qualified staff, and these two aspects continue to drive this outstanding non-profit organization.
I volunteered with Operation Warm this past spring and was astounded by the level of dedication everyone has in helping children all over the country. I was their for the distribution of their one millionth coat and it truly was heart-warming to see the smiles on the children's and parent's faces. I feel proud to have been a part of something so great.
I was a volunteer intern at Operation Warm this past summer. It was an amazing and fulfilling experience. I helped to plan the first distribution event of the season at the Philadelphia Zoo. The look on those children's faces when they received their new coats were priceless. It is quite possible that participating in such a special effort has done more for me than what we did for those children. I know, from firsthand experience, that those recipient schools and organizations come from an often overlooked and downtrodden area of West Philadelphia. This event help to remind them that they are not forgotten, and that someone somewhere cares. I am truly blessed by my time at Operation Warm.
I became involved with Operation Warm (OW) as an intern because I want to make a difference for youth who are faced with poverty. I am impressed with the large scale production of new coats that are distributed across 33 states! This year Operation Warm will give away its one millionth coat.
My internship for Operation Warm has been an amazing experience. It has allowed me to learn new skills, work collaboratively with an amazing and creative staff, and to help others. I participated as a volunteer at the Philadelphia Zoo coat distribution event and enjoyed watching the children’s excitement and smiles as they received their new coats. The event also promoted recycling by encouraging children to bring in plastic bottles. As a former teacher from an environmentally focused charter school, it is great to see children becoming active stewards of their environment. The distribution was well-organized and promoted a sense of community.
In addition to relieving a financial burden for parents, Operation warm is also committed to alleviating poverty by increasing employment opportunities. This year, Operation Warm will begin a partnership with MOJO, an organization that will provide employment for single moms to produce new coats for OW to distribute. I am excited to support Operation Warm as it continues to grow and reach out to even more children in need.