"More than 400 area children will have warm coats this winter thanks to the efforts of Operation Warm.
This community program is supported by local organizations that provide warm winter coats to children in need in advance of winter each October.
Berkshire Community Action Council, BFAIR, Northern Berkshire United Way, Northern Berkshire Santa Fund, The Rotary Clubs of North Adams and Williamstown, and Williamstown Community Chest have formed a community partnership to hold this annual event. This is the third year that local groups have come together to fund this effort.
This year, Greylock Federal Credit Union provided a $4,000 donation to support a substantial increase of brand-new winter coats for local children that could be purchased. This funding has made it possible to purchase more than 425 brand-new winter coats from the Operation Warm organization.
The national organization works directly with manufacturers to create its own line of brand-new, high-quality, colorful coats for kids. It partner with hundreds of organizations across the country that raise funds and order Operation Warm coats in bulk to give to children in their communities." (iBerkshires - Tuesday, October 26, 2021)