3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The final entry deadline is September 20th, 2018.

The 11th Annual Shorty Awards will open for entries on October 22nd, 2018.

From the 1st Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

New York Community Schools “Operation Warm” Coats for Kids Campaign

Finalist in Public Health

About this entry

Bring happiness and warmth to many of New York City's most disadvantaged children through the gift of brand new winter coats. When a child receives a brand new winter coat, she/he is able to attend school with pride on cold winter days. Self-esteem rises and children, school attendance increases and students get sick less often.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Operation Warm teamed with the New York City Department of Community Schools to identify the most "in-need" schools and homeless shelters in New York City and coordinated the distribution of 13,500 new Operation Warm winter coats to students. Students attending 35 Community schools and 7 supporting shelters received coats. Neighbourhood Community Based Organizations (CBOs) coordinated the coat giving at each school in their role as principal provider of social services at each of the over 100 Community Schools throughout New York City.

Operation Warm was able to provide these coats thanks to local and national funding from family foundations, Morgan Stanley, major donors and funds raised through national cause marketing programs by Groupon and Hollister.


13,500 of New York's most disadvantaged children receive the gift of a brand new winter coat and the Community Schools with their CBO partners were better able to serve the acute needs of their students.


Video for New York Community Schools “Operation Warm” Coats for Kids Campaign

Produced by

Operation Warm, Inc. & NY DOE Department of Community Schools


Entry Credits

About the Shorty Awards

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The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City