Brrr … it’s 14 degrees in Erie with a -2 wind chill. Three feet of snow is predicted, but the storm has stayed over the lake. Thanks to the generosity of PNC Grow Up Great, sixty BNI preschoolers have winter coats in the nick of time through Operation Warm. Now in its eighth year of support of Operation Warm, the PNC Foundation is providing over 1,000 coats to children in Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Founded in 1998 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Sanford, Operation Warm has partnered with a wide range of foundations such as PNC Foundation to ensure children in need receive coats each year. This important gift of a new winter coat provides children with the freedom and confidence to play more, learn more, and do more. By the end of 2014, 1.7 million children in nearly every state across the USA will have received the happiness and warmth of a new Operation Warm winter coat.
As the temperatures continue to drop our children will be keeping warm in their new coat, hat and mittens. Thank you, PNC Grow Up Great Foundation and Operation Warm.