Operation Warm Newport: Camping Out for Coats

Operation: Warm Newport – Delaware KIDS Fund Camping Out for Coats

Newport, Delaware

Camping Out for Coats is a community-wide, challenge-based fundraising event held annually by Sam’s KIDS, formerly The Delaware KIDS Fund. Partnering with non-profit coat manufacturer and distributor, Operation Warm, Camping Out for Coats provides local children in need with a brand-new coat by way of fundraising.

  • RNonprofit Event Planning & Management
  • REvent Branding
  • REvent Marketing
  • RPress Releases & Media Coordination
  • RSocial Media & Email Campaign Management
  • RVendor Coordination

Project Brief

KENNEDY has been involved with The Delaware KIDS Fund Annual Camping Out for Coats since its inception in 2017. Working with non-profit coat manufacturer and distributor, Operation Warm, non-profit foundation, Sam’s KIDS (formerly The Delaware KIDS Fund) and Newport based real estate developer, Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Ryan built the Camping Out experience from the ground up.

Everything from event logistics, fundraising, event budget, timeline management, permit and vendor coordination to event marketing, media coordination, coat acquisition and distribution, all have been strategically orchestrated by Ryan and a team of passionate volunteers from the Delaware community.

In 2023 – The Delaware KIDS Fund was renamed Sam’s KIDS in honor of Sam Hanna.

KENNEDY Gets Results

Coats Provided

Students Helped

Schools Involved

Raised since 2017

“The Camping out for Coats campaign is the most rewarding project I have ever worked on. This program has the most immediate impact for the future of our community and establishes a collaborative platform between local schools, businesses, and the rest of the community.”

Ryan Kennedy

“If you want your message communicated clearly and effectively, Ryan Kennedy is your guy. If you want your event to leave a memorable impression on your audience, Ryan Kennedy is your guy. If you find yourself in the midst of a communication crisis, Ryan Kennedy is your guy. Simply put, just call Ryan. He can help develop and deliver a thoughtful approach to any size scope of work across a variety of industries.”

Thomas J. Hanna

CEO / President of Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Founder of Sam’s KIDS, formerly The Delaware KIDS Fund

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