WCPD Provides Warm Coats for Kids

For Immediate Release: February 10, 2021 


West Chester Borough Police to Provide Brand-New Coats to Local Children 

[West Chester, PA] – Nearly 200 Chester County children from low-income families will receive brand-new coats courtesy of the West Chester Borough Police officers.  The police department is partnering with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing warmth, confidence and hope for children in need though the gift of a brand-new coat.  

“Nearly 20% of local kids live at or below the poverty line, and we see it firsthand,” said Josh Lee, Lieutenant, West Chester Borough Police.   “This partnership with Operation Warm gives us the opportunity to emphasize our commitment to serve our community – especially this year, when more families than ever are in need.”  

Through partnerships with the Chester County Crimes Victims’ Center and other local agencies, the West Chester Police were able to distribute coats to children in need.  

“Our organization is rooted in Chester County so this initiative feels personal,” said Laura Cowan, Associate Partnerships Director for Operation Warm “We are so grateful for the WCPD officers and their dedication to the kids in their community.”  

About Operation Warm: 

Operation Warm is a national nonprofit that manufactures brand-new, high-quality coats for children in need. We partner with compassionate individuals, community organizations, and corporations across North America to provide emotional warmth, confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future through the gift of a brand-new coat.  Over the last 20 years, Operation Warm and our partners have used the coat as a bridge for families in need to access everything from flu shots to new books.  

To make a lasting impact on the lives of children, visit www.operationwarm.org   

Local Media Inquiries: 
Dave March, West Chester Police 

Operation Warm contact: 
Brenda Lee, Operation Warm