Winter coats are often the most requested items by schools and social service agencies. A warm coat not only promotes a child arriving to school safe and ready to learn, it also improves the self-esteem for that child in need.
With the “More Than a Coat” campaign, Operation Warm has given new coats to more than 1.4 million around the U.S. According to www.operationwarm.org, “(Operation Warm) believes every child deserves to feel warm, healthy and valued. The important gift of a new winter coat provides children with the freedom and confidence to play more, learn more, and do more.”
Since 2011, a group of concerned citizens in Cobb County, headed by Barbara Hickey, committee chairman and founder of the Etiquette School of Atlanta, is asking the business community and concerned citizens to collect new coats for elementary and middle school students. To date, nearly 1,000 coats have been provided to children attending Cobb County Schools. At Mopdog, Chief Strategy Officer Cheryl Musial is a committee member for Operation Warmth of Cobb County.
Last year, Operation Warmth of Cobb County donated more than 370 coats to school-age children. This year the need has almost doubled to 600! To donate, drop off new coats with a range in sizes from Girls XS to Mens Large at our Mopdog office or contact Cheryl at Cheryl@mopdog.com for more information. Follow Operation Warmth of Cobb County on Twitter and Facebook, or for more information.