OceanFirst Foundation is proud to partner with Operation Warm and supports their mission to provide warmth, confidence, and hope through basic need programs that connect underserved children to community resources they need to thrive. This includes providing funding to support coat and shoe distributions to youth in our footprint.
Operation Warm’s mission has always been focused on the whole child. Their tagline, ‘more than a coat’ means that the coats and shoes they provide don’t just provide physical warmth, but also emotional warmth, the confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future. Our past distribution partners have included: Fulfill, Early Head Start & Head Start programs at Gateway Community Action Partnership and Ocean Community Economic Action Now (O.C.E.A.N. Inc), and United Way of Monmouth & Ocean Counties.
Check out this video highlighting our 2022 coat and shoe events supported by OceanFirst Bank’s WaveMaker volunteers: