Firefighters Coats for Kids Brings Warmth to Needy Children
IAFF affiliates across the country are supporting Firefighters Coats for
Kids, a community outreach program specifically for the IAFF and its members
that provides brand-new, made-in-the-USA winter coats to impoverished children
and their families.
Delegates at the IAFF 2012 Convention passed Resolution 20 to
support Firefighters Coats for Kids, a branded program in collaboration with
Operation Warm, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit created in 1998. Operation Warm
is providing American-made coats specifically for this program. If your local
would like to participate in the program in the fall of 2013, please pledge your
participation as soon as possible so that enough coats are
available to fulfill orders.
Click here to sign up to host a program and pre-order your coats.
Firefighters Coats for Kids also provides resources and tools for affiliates that
participate, including custom web pages and grant applications to major
corporations and foundations in their community. In addition, Firefighters Coats
or Kids will be exhibiting at the upcoming
IAFF Legislative Conference,
March 17-21, in Washington, DC.
More than 17 million children live below the federal poverty
line in the United States and Canada. Families are often forced to choose
between food, shelter and providing a proper winter coat for their child.
Firefighters Coats for Kids gives IAFF affiliates the opportunity to be at the
forefront of a movement that is bringing manufacturing jobs back to North
America and providing warmth for suffering children.