This week, 516 students in Farmers Branch and 684 students in Richardson received winter coats from Lennox, a Richardson-based HVAC systems developer.
The students received the new winter coats thanks to the Lll Lennox Foundation, in collaboration with Operation Warm.
The LII Lennox Foundation is proactively assisting families impacted by economic challenges by supplying new winter coats to children. This initiative is conducted in partnership with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit that manufactures brand-new, high-quality coats and shoes.
“The LII Lennox Foundation is committed, now more than ever, to driving meaningful change within the communities we are privileged to serve,” said CEO Alok Maskara. “Our continued partnership with Operation Warm is growing and we’re excited to expand our impact in these communities.”
This initiative is part of Lennox’s commitment to alleviate the economic pressures that families face during the winter months. The goal of this event is to equip thousands of students with vital winter garments.
According to studies from the National Bureau of Economic Research, inclement weather conditions are a significant determinant of student absenteeism, which in turn can negatively impact their education. Students from economically challenged households are particularly susceptible, often missing more school days than their more affluent counterparts.
Founded in 1998, Operation Warm and its partners have served over 5 million children across the U.S. with brand-new coats and shoes. Lennox employees at many locations have been involved with Operation Warm for over four years, and the new grant expands the relationship to more Lennox locations in the USA.
For more details about Lennox, visit lennoxintl.com.