Operation Warm Helps St. Francis House Prepare for Winter with Hundreds of Coats

The nights are getting cooler and there’s often a nip in the morning air. Most of us are probably thinking about getting our winter clothing out of storage! For many of our guests, that’s not an option. 

When someone is homeless, there’s no place to store your personal items, so saving winter clothing to use it from one year to the next is an impossibility. That means that come late fall, our guests look to us to supply them with winter clothing – especially a good, warm coat.

Organizations like Operation Warm understand that a coat can quite literally be the difference between life and death. Operation Warm is a national nonprofit that manufactures brand-new, high-quality coats for children in need, and this winter, they’ve extended their compassionate response to include our guests. 

Pictured: Guest Services Manager Judy Coleman shows off one of the new women’s coats

St. Francis House is thrilled to send a gigantic THANK YOU to Operation Warm for the donation of 750 brand-new warm, winter coats in many different sizes for the vulnerable individuals who rely on St. Francis House this season.

This year, good winter coats are more critical than they’ve ever been. Thank you Operation Warm, because of you we know that we’ll be able to keep our guests safe and warm this coming winter.