Our favorite winter giving tradition is back for the fifth year. Operation Warm Hearts will take place Tuesday, December 3, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. in front of the Board of Education. Once again, this year’s event is being held in connection with the national Giving Tuesday initiative and the 901's #GiveMemphis campaign.

We are collecting new coats and outerwear to support our students in need this winter. Having adequate winter clothing can be the difference in a child coming to school or not, so we’re asking the community to help spread warmth to the students who need it most.

Last year, our donations totaled over $18,000, including hundreds of coats, hundreds of other winter clothing items and over $6,000 in monetary donations to purchase more items. This year, we’re hoping to support even more students!


Here are the items we are collecting for students:

  • NEW Coats
  • NEW Jackets & Outerwear
  • NEW Hats, Gloves & Scarves

Use CashApp app to make monetary donations!

  • Download CashApp on your smartphone & set up a free account. (Apple | Android)
  • Make a donation of any amount: TO - “$SupportSCS” FOR - "Warm Hearts"
  • All donations go to SchoolSeed to purchase more coats & winter clothing for students.

Interested in organizing a Warm Hearts campaign at your business or organization? Contact our Family & Community Engagement team at SCSFace@scsk12.org or (901) 416-7600.