Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place Holds Annual Warm Coats For Cool Kidz Project
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Elementary children from Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy
The Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place Rotary Club has partnered with Operation Warm for the past eight years to provide local students with warm coats via the rotary club's Warm Coats for Cool Kidz annual project. This year, they delivered 180 coats to nine local elementary schools.
Officials said, "Operation Warm is #morethanacoat. For a child, a brand new winter coat can be #morethanacoat --- it can change a child's life and empower them with greater self-confidence and increased school attendance. Operation Warm manufactures and provides a thoughtfully designed collection of brand new winter coats to children in need, helping improve self-confidence, peer acceptance, school attendance and overall wellness.
"Operation Warm's partners and supporters, such as our Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place, contribute to making this level of difference in the lives of millions of children since Operation Warm's inception in 1998.
Over 230 Rotary Clubs in more than 50 districts have partnered with Operation Warm to conduct service projects that provide new winter coats to children in their communities. In fact, Rotary Clubs have provided over 160,000 children all over the country with new winter coats, helping Operation Warm impact communities that otherwise, would be unreachable. Each club identifies its own beneficiary organizations, typically local schools or youth services agencies, and raises funds locally to support its project. A brand new coat tells a child, 'You're Worth It'."
Mr. Caldwell, assistant principal, Woodmore Elementary School; Jim Glass, Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place club member