Students at a Winnipeg elementary school received a special gift last week.
On Friday, Nov. 10, volunteers from FedEx delivered 300 coats to Wellington School, part of a collaboration with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit that manufactures brand-new, high-quality coats and shoes for children in need.
Over 30 FedEx volunteers and school staff organized the coats in the school gym, allowing each student to enjoy a wonderful shopping experience.
The volunteers helped each child get sized and fitted to ensure everyone received a well-fitting coat in their choice of colour.
"The students were delighted to receive such a greatly appreciated gift and were thrilled to see the gym filled with so many warm coats," said the Winnipeg School Division in a social media post.
FedEx & Operation Warm provided a generous gift of a new coat for every student at Wellington School on Friday, Nov. 10. FedEx volunteers and school staff organized the 300 coats and prepared a wonderful shopping experience in the gym for all students. 🔗https://t.co/TeIBwMg60H pic.twitter.com/N1MAKUTxNy— Winnipeg School Div (@WinnipegSD) November 15, 2023
By the end of December, FedEx will have held over 40+ events at schools across the U.S. and Canada, with deliveries earlier this year to South America in Chile and Argentina to help alleviate the financial burden for low-income families.
FedEx and Operation Warm have provided more than one million coats to children in need since 2008.