Can you think of a time when you were cold? The teeth-chattering, knee-knocking, able-to-see-your-breath, type of cold? In this instance, you may have been wearing a coat, but imagine if you weren’t… imagine if you didn’t own a coat and that was out of your control. For 16.1 million children in the US, this is a harsh reality. Many of these children are forced to walk to and from school or wait for the bus in sub-freezing temperatures.
Fairfax County Firefighters, have decided to take action. By partnering with Operation Warm, a national non-profit, firefighters are committed to providing brand new, American-made, winter coats to children living in these unfortunate circumstances.
IT’S MORE THAN A COAT. This program has the potential to strengthen our community in more ways than one. Beyond warmth, a new coat positively impacts a child’s school attendance, self-esteem, and overall health and well-being. In addition, USA coat manufacturing creates American jobs and boosts the economy – we’ve supported over 200 jobs since 2013.
We need YOUR support! The more donations we receive, the more local children we can reach. Please help us make a difference; help local children in need.