Over the last two years, our community's generosity made it possible for over 2,300 children living in need to receive a new winter coat from our club. Member contributions and our Operation Warm Benefit Concert gave Chicago area children brand new coats. Here is a list of the organizations that received these coats, because of you.
  • Several Chicago Library Branches
  • Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook Holiday Gift Program 
  • Open Arms Mission food pantry in Antioch
  • Holy Family Ministries school in Homan Square
  • Asian Youth Services in Albany Park
  • Hope Community Church Head Start in Austin
  • Stand Down Day Chicago supporting homeless veterans and their families
  • Grandparents and Kins Raising Children- Lake County
  • Learner Charter School in North Chicago
The public health crisis prevents us from holding a live benefit concert this year. It also has resulted in the COVID recession and more families in need.  Our program matters now more than ever.
We're asking members and friends of the club to make tax-deductible donations to support our club’s Operation Warm program. We’ve already committed to sponsoring one Chicago library program this year, and hope to support two. And the nonprofits listed above rely on our support for the children they serve.
Make your contribution now at www.operationwarm.org/wnrotary. Checks should be made payable to WNRCF and mailed to Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093.
Thank you for your past support and for caring about children and families living in need. Your contribution means more kids receive the warmth, confidence and hope that comes with a new winter coat!