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Collaborative Coat Distribution at Edwards-Knox CSD

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February 21, 2024

Kids in the Edwards-Knox school district are warmer this winter thanks to the amazing coat giveaway we held in collaboration with Fuccillo Subaru and Operation Warm – huge shoutout to both organizations for being so great and rallying together to make the event a success – and the school district for connecting us with so many great families!

We absolutely loved seeing all the smiling faces as the children found coats, hats and mittens to keep them nice and cozy during the winter, and even books to enjoy at home courtesy of North Country Library System.

This collaborative effort aligned so well with our mission to unite communities, resources, and partners to address local needs, foster impactful programming, and enhance the overall quality of life – and we couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out.

When United Way was approached to lead the distribution of coats locally, the Edwards Knox school district emerged as an ideal choice. Recognizing the district’s commitment to its students and the prevalent need within its rural setting, United Way saw an opportunity to make a lasting impact. The district’s community-oriented approach aligns seamlessly with the values of this initiative, making it the perfect distribution site for the event.

In 2024, Subaru and its retailers are visiting local shelters and support agencies to provide more than 150,000 children with brand-new necessities like coats, shoes, and socks. These essential items not only help keep children protected, warm, and dry, they can have a significant impact on a child’s mental and emotional well-being. This initiative is part of the Subaru Love Promise, Subaru’s commitment to improving lives in the communities where its employees live and work.

Operation Warm is a national nonprofit that manufactures brand-new, high-quality coats and shoes for children in need. Through partnerships with compassionate individuals, community organizations, and corporations across North America, Operation Warm provides emotional warmth, confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future by using the gift as a catalyst for community connection.

This collaborative effort not only provides essential warmth but also exemplifies the positive outcomes that can be achieved when communities, resources, and partners unite for a common cause. United Way remains dedicated to fostering a sense of togetherness, creating lasting change, and improving the well-being of those in need, and we look forward to continued partnerships with both Operation Warm and Fuccillo Subaru!