Friday, January 22, 2016
As Blizzard Looms, Morgan Stanley-supported Operation Warm Gives NYC Children Free Coats
As temperatures drop and a blizzard looms, the city announced Thursday that 13,000 young students will receive new winter jackets paid for by private donors.
The bulk of the coats will go to 32 elementary schools that are part of the city’s “community school” initiative, which seeks to boost attendance rates and test scores by targeting non-academic issues that can impede learning — anything from exposure to domestic violence to a lack of warm clothing.
The schools serve a disproportionate share of low-income students and students who live in temporary housing, according to the city.
The roughly $650,000 gift was coordinated by the nonprofit Operation Warm and funded by several families’ charitable foundations and Morgan Stanley. . .