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Nonprofit, Operation Warm, Provided Brand New Coats to Entire Framingham Elementary School

Framingham Public Schools

  Robert A. Tremblay, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

Rochelle Santos
Media and Communications Manager

Farley Building, 19 Flagg Drive
Framingham, Massachusetts 01702
Telephone: 508-782-6099

For Immediate Release

Nonprofit, Operation Warm, Provided Brand New Coats to Entire Framingham Elementary School

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, Operation Warm distributed winter coats to every student at McCarthy Elementary School.

November 18, 2022  (Framingham, MA) - McCarthy Elementary School was selected by Operation Warm, a national nonprofit, to participate in their “More Than A Coat” program! Yesterday morning, each and every student at McCarthy Elementary School received a new winter coat.

“We are so appreciative and thankful for this outpouring of generosity,” said Cynthia Page, Principal of McCarthy Elementary School. “Not only will our students be kept warm traveling to and from McCarthy school each day, they will know they are a part of a larger, kind, caring and supportive community.”

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, volunteers distributed a coat to every McCarthy Elementary School student. Classes were called down to the gymnasium where volunteers were matched up with individual students to help guide them through the process of choosing their brand new coat. After performing a brief fit-test, students’ names were written on their coats, then students signed a Thank You banner for the sponsors and program supporters. 


(Larger photos are available in a Google Photo Album.)

Operation Warm provides warmth, confidence, and hope to children in need through the gift of brand new winter coats​. They believe a brand new coat is more than a coat​. Through serving millions of children in need across North America, Operation Warm has seen that a brand new coat offers a child physical and emotional warmth, confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future.

“The gift of a brand new coat will ensure that children in Framingham have a boost of confidence and support this winter,” said Grace Sica, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, Operation Warm. “Our partners and volunteers not only support the community with their donation, but also with their time to gift the coats directly to each child.”

About Operation Warm
Operation Warm is a national nonprofit that creates brand new, high-quality coats for children in need. Every child, regardless of their economic situation, deserves a brand new coat. We partner with compassionate individuals and organizations across North America to give a gift of warmth, confidence and hope to millions of children in need. Operation Warm believes a brand new coat is more than a coat, promoting self-esteem, school attendance and outdoor play.

To learn more about Operation Warm, visit

About Framingham Public Schools
The mission of the Framingham Public Schools is to educate each student to learn and live productively as a critically-thinking, responsible citizen in a multicultural, democratic society by providing academically challenging instructional programs taught by highly-qualified staff and supported by comprehensive services in partnership with our entire community. For news, updates, and announcements, follow Framingham Public Schools (@FraminghamPS) on FacebookTwitter, and (@framinghamschools) on Instagram. You can also join the conversation using #FraminghamSchools.

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