Mountain America Credit Union Donates 2,200 Winter Coats to Idaho Schools

In partnership with Operation Warm, Mountain America Credit Union is gifting 2,200 brand-new winter coats to students in Southeast Idaho.

On Feb. 10, every child at Tendoy Elementary School received a free coat, and an additional 2,000 coats will be given to children in need at other schools across the Pocatello School District.

In Idaho, 13% of children live in poverty. Operation Warm provides warmth, confidence, and hope to children in need. Beyond the excitement of a brand-new winter coat, the donation can have a multiplier effect: Removing distractions that come with being cold and damp means children arrive at school safe, warm, and ready to learn.

For three seasons, Mountain America, headquartered in Sandy, Utah, with branches across the Gem State, has committed to a charitable donation for every first-down and 3-pointer completed by Idaho State University’s Bengals football and men’s basketball teams.

This season, Operation Warm is the recipient of these donations. With the end of the basketball season approaching, Mountain America and Operation Warm said they are thrilled to make a difference to thousands of Pocatello children.

Check out the heartwarming video below to see the Credit Union Difference in action.

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